I think they're using the system as a tool to get the government to do more about our polution issues.
This is 2006 for crying out loud, and we are still using a "device" that was designed over a hundred years ago.
The combustion engine should have been gone 20 years ago. Not that I agree with this hybrid crap...that's just a sales gimmick there.
We need to go fuel cell, or something that's zero immissions.
Call me a tree hugger, but we have some serious environmental issues that needed to be addressed long ago. (Not just talked about)
Yes, and much more needs to be done about other pollutants too.
However, I acknowledge that I'm a hypocrite. I drive a car with a V6 engine 60 miles or more daily. (Then again, I don't have much choice in that)