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Pro/con: Hybrids’ high cost offset by lower exhaust emissions

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GREEN BAY, Wis. — Modern electric hybrid vehicles have been sold in the United States for more than a decade. Honda’s two-door Insight hit the U.S. market in 1999, and Toyota marketed its first hybrid four-door sedan, the Prius, in 2000. Many other models soon followed, including hybrid trucks and sport utility vehicles. All of the hybrids deliver superior mileage, especially in city driving. Hence they appeal to those drivers eager to save money on ...

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June 24, 2013
11:04 a.m.

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What about the environmental problems of producing the batteries required for these cars, and even worse the disposal of them afterwards? Replacing the battery in these cars is expensive, is required eventually, and disposal of them is a real toxic hazard.