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I was particularly excited to hear Dr. Andy Frank, professor of mechanical and aeronautical engineering at UC Davis, give his presentation at the Alt Car Expo. With a title like, "Petroleum Displacement with no Sacrifice in Lifestyle," how could I not? That sounds like a pipe dream. And I don't believe in pipe dreams.
With Toyota dominating the hybrid market, some other automakers are trying to play catch-up (not Ford, of course). But there are different types of hybrid engines, and the dual-mode hybrid system in development by GM and DaimlerChrysler and BMW has won praise from some analysts, but HybridCars.com got di