This has baffled me for a while. Why is it, that with all of the economic troubles the country is in, that being "environmentally friendly" is not more profitable for companies? From what I have read, the electric/gas hybrid cars are not really catching-on (although several auto makers are putting out more models that are "hybrids"). It seems that big Govt. would push for the use of these vehicles and the alternative fuel usage? Do the big oil companies really keep this technology out of our (the general public's) hands? It is mostly evident in the "big 3's" vehicle lineups with a minimal amount of vehicles that offer hybrid technology. I heard that GM had a hover-vehicle prototype that runs 100+ mpg.Do we love our almighty gas that much, or are the oil companies that far up the automakers butt? My wife and I spend about $200/mo. on fuel for our vehicles alone.