By: Seth Leitman, The Green Living Guy http://www.greenlivingguy.com
As car companies continue producing SUVs that cannot meet Federal Fuel Standards or reduce emissions that are harmful to our environment, think about some of the statistics and facts from the US Department of Energy and various notable sources.
USDOE states that more than half of the oil we use everyday is imported. This level of dependence on imports (55%) is the highest in our history. They even go on to say that this dependence will increase as we use up domestic resources. Also, as a national security issue, we should all be concerned that the vast majority of the world’s oil reserves are concentrated in the Middle East (65% to 75%), and controlled by the members of the OPEC oil cartel.[1]

This is the first time I have read a great article about plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Scott Hollis of Mother Earth News wrote a piece that I have to recall for you all. 100 miles per gallon for starters over 150 mile race.
Someone converted their Toyota Prius hybrid electric vehicle to get it to go 102 miles per gallon during the 2005 Tour de Sol for the NorthEast Sustainable Energy Association. It is one of the greatest advanced car rallies held throughout the State of New York.
The Prius used less than $1 in electricity and only $4 in gasoline to sustain it during the 150-mile race! The prototype Prius (called a plug-in hybrid) was a message to automakers and consumers that the technology to take hybrids one step further is here.