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How Green Is the Toyota Prius?

Dustin Hoffman, Larry David and other Hollywood celebrities tout the Toyota Prius as the real thing for the environmentally conscious.
They and many regular folks see the hybrid car as a step toward solving the problems of pollution and global warming. As a result, some go green with envy when a neighbor buys a Prius.
Dustin Hoffman, Larry David and other Hollywood celebrities tout the Toyota Prius as the real thing for the environmentally conscious.
They and many regular folks see the hybrid car as a step toward solving the problems of pollution and global warming. As a result, some go green with envy when a neighbor buys a Prius.

But is the Prius all it's cracked up to be? Let's take a look.

Toyota developed an innovative power train that combines an electric motor and a gasoline-fueled internal combustion engine. This enables the Prius to provide lower emissions and higher fuel economy than regular cars. By Gene Koprowski
 
 

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