An article (see link) claims that actual energy use by a Hummer is less than that for a Prius. I'm currently reading through the full article, and while it raises some interesting points about hybrid vehicle usage, there is a flaw; it estimates that the cost of a vehicle to society can be greater than that which the owner pays.
Obviously, such a situation doesn't exactly fit classical economics or satisfy the accountants. So while other calculations do demonstrate that hybrid vehicles are more costly to the owner than one with an internal combustion engine, this study does not demonstrate this effectively. My mistake to take this source at face value.
I'm still waiting, by the way, for a good analysis of how much toxic waste is produced to generate the batteries and composites used to make hybrids go. Anybody got a source?
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