I stopped for coffee this morning on the way to work, and when I walked into the coffeeshop an older couple, probably in their 60's, called me over to their table and said, "Is that really an electric car?" So I explained about hybrids to them, and they were utterly fascinated and had all sorts of questions for me. The man asked, "So does it switch to all electric when you're just cruising along at 95 miles per hour?" I had to tell him that I'd never tried cruising along at 95 miles per hour! Crazy Rhode Island drivers!
But it pleases me when people are interested in our nifty new car. :)