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Romm 7 (0:46)
Topic(s): Car Culture / Electric & Hybrid / Future Transport
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the 2004 Prius is a just terrific car; I own it myself. It's got a lot of
technology in it. It is about a double-fuel efficiency vehicle. Toyota really
went to town. I think they put a thousand engineers on it. It's just got
every possible energy-saving feature that you can imagine. It's
got— Not only does it have an electric battery that can take energy,
regenerative braking when you slow down, but it's also got, for instance,
the air-conditioning system runs on electricity rather than running off the
engine, so it's more efficient. So it's just a very well designed
car. I think it is the car, the first no-compromise, green car ever built, and
it's the main reason why there's been so much excitement about
hybrids in the last 3 or 4 years.
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