Re: Experimental Hybrid Cars Get Up to 250 Mpg
37MPG is a heck of alot better than what I'm getting now out of my old pickup. The research I've done into hybrid's tells me that while regular car's gas rating is done under optimum conditions i.e. perfect weather, no hills, easy driving. The hybrid ratings are done to more real world conditions. Why? Well the auto makers realize that people buying the hybrids are expecting alot more from them. A friend of mine bought a Honda Insight and he said on average (if he took it easy and mainly interstate driving) he was getting about 5 - 10% better fuel mileage out of it than what the car was rated for. I haven't talked to him in a while about it to see if the fuel efficiency goes down as the car get older, thats another thing I would be interested to see.