Good to see hybrid engine vehicle featured


By Bruce Rhodes


May 23, 2002 Page A6


I commend The Liberal for reporting on the latest fuel-efficient vehicle to hit the Ontario market (2003 Civic Hybrid – Honda’s newest fuel saver, May 16, Wheels). Author Jim Robinson did an excellent job of explaining the performance attributes and environmental benefits of hybrid engine technology.


To make this your lead article in your Wheels section conveys the increasingly appropriate idea the criterion by which a motor vehicle should be judged is its environmental impact, rather than the traditional “power and performance”.


Here’s hoping the Honda article will spur consumers to consider the hybrid and other fuel-efficient vehicles.