With nearly car every manufacturer jumping on the hybrid bandwagon, it’s easy to assume the best solution for achieving exceptional gas mileage must be a hybrid—right?
Well, yes and no.
Like so many things in life it depends upon your particular situation.
How many miles do you drive annually? Is most of your driving on the freeway, or around town? How readily can you access alternative fuels like compressed natural gas or diesel? How old is your current car? Are you considering trading it in on a hybrid to save money on fuel?
These are the primary questions one needs to ask before considering the purchase of a hybrid automobile. While they definitely look like the magic bullet when it comes to killing high gas bills, there could well be some hidden costs that will negate those savings.
That said, let’s start with the obvious question:
Just what exactly is a hybrid car anyway?