Just lately, I was reading about one of the more promising innovations of our time, the hybrid vehicle. It seems that every year, there is new progress on the environmentally-friendly transportation front, making it quite interesting to watch and read about. I’ve posted a few articles ( 1 , 2 , 3)from Wired’s latest issue. Reading about this stuff makes us hopeful for the future…(plus I have no problem with corporations competing to be more ‘green’– go Toyota!!). When looking for our new car, Sheena and I flirted with the lure of the Prius. We were very impressed with it (particularly with the new driving concepts and technology — yeah! a push button start!) and honestly, I was drooling for a test-drive. The ultimate factor was that we wanted a more rugged interior for our many treks, but will consider the Prius in the future!