Myth Drivers of hybrids sacrifice performance.
Reality Today's hybrids are reasonably fast and powerful. Most can accelerate nearly as well as conventional vehicles and hit speeds of 100 mph (not that you ever would).
To learn more about hybrid cars and other alternative-fuel vehicles, visit AAA.com/greenlight.
This article was first published in November 2008. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.