It's not easy being green: Hybrid car sales drop with gas prices

The cars of tomorrow aren't selling so well today.

Sales of hybrid cars, which run on electricity and gasoline, have collapsed as gas prices have dropped to about $2 a gallon, according to a Los Angeles Times story.

As part of a plan to sex up their image with consumers and the federal government, American automakers promised more hybrids while asking the government for bailout money.

President Obama called on the auto industry to "thrive by building the cars of tomorrow" and prepare for regulations that could push average fuel economy above 40 miles per gallon by 2020.