New Hybrid Study Contradicts Conventional Wisdom


A new study of the costs of hybrid own­er­ship con­tra­dicts the con­ven­tion­al wis­dom that hybrid own­ers pay more than own­ers of oth­er vehi­cles. When fac­tor­ing in costs of financ­ing, fuel, insur­ance, state tax­es, license fees, repairs, main­te­nance and depre­ci­a­tion, the study found all hybrid vehi­cles have a bet­ter total cost of own­er­ship over five years or 70,000 miles.