Too Much Hype on Hybrids?

Posted on May 19, 2008 by LCT Magazine

KNEE DEEP IN THE HOOPLA: Hybrids get a lot of attention as crucial alternatives to fossil-fueled vehicles, but the savings may not be as strong as first thought. This article shows mixed results in Toronto. While every bit of fuel savings helps an operator's bottom line, does it justify the additional costs and limited maintenance options for hybrid vehicles? Of course, the "image" of being green may lure "eco-minded" clients, but at what point do they see through it all? Are hybrids all about saving fuel and the planet, or just about feeling good about the INTENT to save fuel and the planet? More B.S. detectors needed here.

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