Why Buy A Hybrid?

Even for the apolitical motorist, the mostly overlapping categories of hybrid vehicles, high-mpg vehicles, and alternative-fuel vehicles are starting to make sense.

Published: 01-Jan-2006

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Buy a hybrid, and atone for the sins of your neighbor, who drives a gas-guzzling SUV. Or buy a hybrid, and atone for the sins of your gardener, whose raggedy truck, lawnmower, weed whacker, and leaf blower spew pollutants. The well-off are not the only ones messing up the environment.

Hybrid vehicles are partly about doing something for the environment. They're also about celebrating your conscience. If you drive a Prius, your colleagues know you're a good person. But even for the apolitical motorist, the mostly overlapping categories of hybrid vehicles, high-mpg vehicles, and alternative-fuel vehicles are starting to make sense.

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