The new Toyota Prius, or similar cars, may be the key for americans in the future! Why? These cars include an electric-gas hybrid engine. It uses an electric motor at low speeds and a small engine at high speeds allowing the car to get up to 60 miles per gallon. Theses are very fuel-efficient cars.
Since the release of this gas miser in North America in the year 2000 sales have been slow due to initial high prices. The savings on gas will still not cover the cost of the more expensive car, but in the near future it will. According to the article gas prices would have to increase to about $3.00 per gallon for people to start buying these types of cars right now.
Toyota is focusing so much on technology right now. It is the new technology that is keeping them in the game and helping them grow as much as they are right now. As prices begin to decrease little by little we will see a lot more of these hybrid engine cars on the roads .