2010 Toyota Prius
Take your cues from the interactive energy-data screens, which tell you how to drive more efficiently, and 55 to 60 mpg in the 2010 Prius is within reach. On this third-generation model, a more-efficient gas engine, better aerodynamics, and a host of other small improvements—for example, this Prius is the world's first car whose air conditioner is driven entirely by battery—add up to 10 percent better fuel efficiency than the previous iteration. And you can expect the Prius to get even more efficient in the future: This fall, Toyota began testing a plug-in model that can travel up to 12 miles on electricity alone before switching to gas-electric operation.
From $21,000; toyota.com
The GM EV-1 was more likely the "world's first car whose A/C is driven entirely by battery". It was a 100% electric car with A/C.
Also, the TeslaMotors Roadster has been out since early this year, and has full electric everything, including A/C.
Gotta love the Atari era display; just goes to show how far Toyota will go to save a buck.
TOYOTA IS SCAMMING THE PUBLIC BY RELEASING A CAR THAT GETS A LITTLE BIT BETTER MILAGE EVERY YEAR. TOYOTA HAS A PRIUS THAT CAN DO WELL OVER 100-200 MPG. EVEN WITH THAT SAID I WOULD WANT TO BE SEEN DRIVING SUCH A USELESS CAR FOR ME. UNLESS I CANT AFFORD ANYTHING BETTER. IM HAPPY WITH MY FAST CAR. EVEN AT $8.00 A GALLON FOR 100 OCT GAS.