Originally posted by Siretsap
the hybrid is good for city driving, when you have a lot of stops and stop and goes. Once you hit the highway, your car switches to gaz, so the only good side to a hybrid is for someone who works downtown and doesn't have to use the highway too often...
Yes, but it's not like it's worse on the highway than any other car (if anything, since hybrids are inherently smaller and lighter, it's better on the highway in terms of gas mileage) and since you don't have to work downtown in order to have to accelerate often, the hybrid is a very good alternative for the environment conscious individual no matter where you drive. It takes very little gas to maintain a speed than to accelerate to that speed, and that's where the hybrid is advantageous - you don't just hit the highway already going 100km/h