Hybrids Cost-Efficient Over Long Haul

A new survey counters the common notion that depreciation, maintenance and upfront premium costs offset fuel-efficiency savings of hybrids

On top of higher fuel economy and reduced tailpipe emissions, hybrid car owners now have one more advantage to gloat about. A study released today by auto industry analysts at IntelliChoice shows that all of the 22 hybrid models currently sold in the U.S. will save owners money thanks to lower total cost of ownership, compared with competing vehicles.

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