Faculty Advisor

Higgins, Huong N.

Abstract

With the increase in vehicle population in the United States over past decades, there has become a growing concern on the impact to our environment. Through the use of hybrid cars it is possible to greatly reduce the gasoline consumption in Massachusetts and the nation. This technology can have such an impact that by replacing 73.1 percent of the current vehicle population in the United States with the Toyota Prius, the importation of oil from non-OPEC nations is unnecessary.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2002

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Business

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