Fuel prices are rising again, and as they go up, they tend to slow economic growth by increasing costs for businesses and eating away at household discretionary budgets. Today, consumers have a wider range of options than ever for buying hybrid, plug-in or full electric vehicles to help reduce their fuel costs. However, businesses are far behind consumers in their adoption rate of hybrid and electric vehicles. The good news is that high fuel prices create conditions in which hybrids - especially lower up-front cost, charge-sustaining hybrids - become sound business investments. Businesses that take action now will outperform their competitors.