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Alan Pratt

Good points. This particularly poor piece written by Mr. Jenkins has generated quite a buzz in hybrid cirlces. Mostly good in my opinion, because it gets people thinking about just how wrong people like Jenkins are. His point about fuel saved by Prius drivers is not really saved is totally ludicrous, but I have seen this concept repeated by quite a few folks recently. Jenkins logic assumes that an individual hybrid driver exerts an influence on the world oil market, which is not true. It will take many millions of hybrid drivers to discernably influence the world oil market, and even then, the influence will be small. Therefore, any fuel you save by driving a hybrid will remain saved.

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