BUSINESSWEEK ONLINE : AUGUST 14, 2000 ISSUE
SPECIAL REPORT

Here Come the Hybrids


HONDA INSIGHT
January, 2000
$20,00065 mpg
Two passengers/3-cylinder gas engine with electric motor

TOYOTA PRIUS
August, 2000
$20,00048 mpg
Five passengers/4-cylinder gas engine with electric motor

FORD ESCAPE
2003
$26,00040 mpg*
Five passengers/4-cylinder gas engine with electric motor

CHEVY SILVERADO
2004
Not yet priced
20 mpg*
Five to six passengers/5.3-liter V8 gas engine with electric motor

DODGE DURANGO
Date unknown
$35,00018 mpg*
Eight passengers/3.9-liter V6 gas engine with electric motor


* Estimates


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