Hybrid Autos Save Money in Long Run — Duh!

As if it were news, a report by found that over a five-year span, the owner of a Prius saves more than $13,000 compared to the owner of a similar non-hybrid.

In fact, the savings apply “across the board,” to all 22 hybrids evaluated. What’s more, the study was the most inclusive of any yet: It factored in insurance, fuel, taxes, maintenance, and the works.

Read it to believe it, but it just confirms what many of us have been saying for years.

One Response to Hybrid Autos Save Money in Long Run — Duh!

  1. Janis Mara says:

    I’m a little surprised to hear about this report. Don’t get me wrong, I’m 100 percent in favor of alternative fuel vehicles, but the Prius is a very expensive automobile – much more than high-mileage workhorses like the Honda Civic, for example – and when it hits the 100,000-mile mark, it’s gonna need a new battery, and those guys are expensive. According to Consumer Reports, it’s doubtful that most folks will make up in gas savings what they shelled out in purchase price. (Though obviously, the reason to buy a Prius is not necessarily saving money, but the environment.)