When Will Your Hybrid Pay for Itself?

NWF   |   April 25, 2008


As part of my Good Neighbor pledge, my family bought a Toyota Prius car. This car’s hybrid technology allows us to reduce our gas consumption and fuel bill. We also reduce our atmospheric carbon emissions by 700 lbs/year. Our Prius gets 60 mpg in the city and 50 mpg on the highway. It will pay for itself in less than two years.

Our secret to our better than average fuel economy is that my wife has better driving habits than I do. I am working on my driving habits by thinking there is an egg between my foot and the gas pedal.  We also keep the car maintained.

By choosing the most fuel efficient vehicle that meets your needs, you can save $200 – $1,500 in fuel costs each year. You can also improve your fuel economy by driving more efficiently and keeping your car properly maintained.

Check out your own savings and carbon reductions if you own a hybrid or are thinking of getting one.

Published: April 25, 2008