40 Percent of Hybrids Cost Less To Own Than Gas-Powered Equivalents

By Jeff Cobb Hybrid vehicles have been sold in the U.S. for 17 years since the launch of the 2000 Honda Insight and Toyota Prius, and their value proposition compared to conventional alternatives has in many cases improved.
A recent analysis by Michigan-based data analysis firm Vincentric found despite a cost premium on average of $3,722 for 65 hybrid trims of 24 models studied, 40 percent of these cost less to own than conventional nearest-equivalent gas-powered counterparts.
In many cases this means the hybrid version of a car that comes in both hybrid and conventional powertrains was found to be a better economic

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