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Re: [cdn-nucl-l] " A question of energy "
> A question of energy
> $39,000 for the hybrid against $35,000 for the non-hybrid, it's doubtful
> fuel savings will make up the $4,000 price differential.
Good article - nice summary of the pros and cons. But the above logic
always irks me. You don't buy a hybrid to save money, you buy it to
be cleaner. Being cleaner can be more expensive and still worth it.
Our Toyota hybrid runs at about 5.3 liters per 100 km. The Echo runs
at about 6.1. The light plastic bodies make most of the difference.
The really important thing about the hybrid is that it proves that
electric cars are feasible. With incremental changes we can get
hybrids running more and more on stored electrical energy without
sacrificing range when needed, since the gas engine can always provide
the extended range.
Randal Leavitt gnupg public key: bbbad04d
Registered User 267646 at http://counter.li.org/