LOS ANGELES – Since the dawn of the former Clinton Admin., we’ve heard plenty about the messianic virtues of hybrids. Basically, the government’s agenda – through initiatives such as the compulsory Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles – was to pump hundreds of millions of dollars into heady research projects and POOF! you’d have the auto industry equivalent to Kevin Costner’s Field of Dreams. Escape Hybrid is the first domestic gas-electric vehicle. “Build it and they will ...
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