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Tech Tip
by Brad Appleby
Appleby Arts

Hybrid Vehicles

Looking for a new hybrid vehicle and don’t know where to start? Here is a web address that may help you: feg/hybrid_sbs_cars.shtml. This site has a clear, side-by-side view of the latest hybrid vehicles that lets you compare them easily.

2007 Toyota Prius Hybrid - 60 mpg city.
2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid - 40 mpg city.
2007 Nissan Altima Hybrid - 42 mpg city.
2007 Honda Civic Hybrid - 49 mpg city.

Now for some fun stuff. The VentureOne is a revolutionary 3-wheel, tilting, plug-in hybrid vehicle. This neat 2-passenger flex-fuel hybrid gets 100 miles per gallon with a top speed of 100 mph. Their website is and the main concept for this car comes from Carver at I first saw a concept for this “Lean Machine” at Epcot in Disney World when I was a kid.

One of my favorite cars is coming to America. It’s “The Smart Car”. I just love the way this thing looks! The top speed is 90 mph, and it gets 40 plus miles per gallon. Their website is The Smart Car should be here some time in 2008 and it has been announced that the starting price will be $12,000.

I plan to get a bright yellow one and put my Appleby Arts logo on the side. Who knows, one day you might see me driving around Boulder City in one!

"Smart USA is a wholly owned subsidiary of United Auto Group, which is owned by Mr. Roger Penske. One of Mr. Penske's principles, as a man dedicated to superb customer service, is that no dealer should charge over sticker for any vehicle. This principle will be upheld by all authorized smart USA dealers, and no one should ever be charged over the MSRP for the smart fortwo." 1.800.smartusa

Would you like reserve your very own new 2008 smart fortwo? There is an exciting $99 Reservation Program open to Insiders. The Reservation Program will be open to ALL smart enthusiasts beginning April 2. If you would like to become an Insider – register today!


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