Hybrid minivans

A colleague at work is in the market for a new minivan, but mentioned that they get awful gas mileage. I knew there had to be something better in the works, and I was right and they get great mileage. And I discovered a feature of hybrid cars I haven’t yet noticed: the huge batteries can be used to run other gear while you’re out with your car (camping gear, tvs, radios, etc). Pretty cool.