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Hybrid Engines Shifting from MPG to MPH

Now it seems the high-mileage, low-frills trend in hybrid automaking might prove shorter than a Hummer's trips between fill-ups. 255 HP 2006 Honda Accord Hybrid pictured below.

Published: 26-Nov-2005

SAN DIEGO -- When automakers rolled out the first hybrid cars, drivers who wanted their spectacular fuel economy had to settle for weird shapes and a lack of luxury options.

Now it seems the high-mileage, low-frills trend in hybrid automaking might prove shorter than a Hummer's trips between fill-ups.

Newer hybrids are using the added boost from their gas-electric engines for more acceleration and power. But more mean equals less green. [Honda Accord Hybrid: Power Trip].

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