The Autoblog showed this new vehicle a couple of days ago. It's the Loremo, which stands for LOw REsistance MObile, and the company is offering two versions, one of which gets 150 mpg. Now, it looks a bit different, as you can see, but it's cool in a funky kind of way. It definitely looks better than a Scion bB, that miniaturized Chevy Astro at least.
I would consider buying one, but it will initially only be available in Europe. It just goes to show that a hybrid isn't necessary. Diesels would be a good solution here once low sulfur fuel gets here next year, as they are in Europe. But, (and I have to insert my opinion here), what bothers me is that hybrids get tax deductions here even if they're less efficient than other normal gasoline-powered cars. It's the efficiency that should matter, not the technology! I get 30+ mpg on the highway, so how about I get a small tax deduction as well? Don't even get me started on the fact that Bush and the Republicans still allow a tax deduction on the extremely large SUV's for "business" purposes. That is unforgiveable with our current energy and political situation.