I love these kinds of reports.
Proves the hybrids is nothing but hype.
All your doing when buying one is supporting an idea and R&D. Your not doing a damn thing to “save the planet” or much else.
Hyrbrids are going to be nothing but a transitional footnote in automotive history. Mark my words.
“Proves the hybrids is nothing but hype.”
I hate these kind of reports. The original report was debunked in about 50 posts here (this ‘research’ made the assumption that a Prius self-destructs at 100,001 miles, oops) but undeterred a second wave of articles arrives citing the first but failing to mention any shortcomings.
This is the sort of **** the libs usually pull on anti-gun issues. Some dweeb will publish a hacked-up ‘study’ which is easily torn apart, but then 40 newspapers will run stories calling for gun control, all citing the ‘study’ as if it were the proven law of science.
If you want to zing hybrids, a simple cost-benefit analysis suffices (as in: how long does it take to recoup the extra cost of the hybrid engine). It’s not necessary to resort to bad science and logic.
You’re right about hybrids being transitional though. I think they’re a means for car companies to work on electric tech. Eventually they’ll go with a single electric motor which may be powered by a large battery or by very efficient gasoline to electric conversion, IMO.