Hybrid Cars Save More
Than the Environment – Hybrids Will Save You Money on Gas and Taxes
March 19th 2006
This may be the
best year to buy a hybrid car. There are tax credits and more
models available than in years past. Last year the Federal
Government offered a tax deduction which could save the buyer money,
but not nearly as much as a credit. Unlike tax deductions, tax
credits are deducted directly from your taxes, not your income.
Typically, tax credits will save more money.
Reports sent their Auto Issue which included a claim that none of
the new hybrids cars could save the buyer money over a five year
period. After the issues were sent to their subscribers, Consumer
Reports admitted they were wrong. They now say that the Toyota
Prius and Honda Civic Hybrids can save purchasers money over five
years. Evidently their calculations were erroneous.
savings may be tough to calculate. Buyers can save more money if
they do their driving around town. Unlike regular cars, hybrids do
not burn gas while stopped. If you have a long commute in stop and
go traffic, a hybrid car may be the one for you.
There are other
advantages to hybrids. For instance, all gas cars need to pass a
smog check. Since hybrids have zero emissions at idle, they will
always pass that portion of the test (if your state requires the
smog checks). Also, if gas prices skyrocket, hybrid owners may save
Hybrids are also
good for the environment. Unlike hydrogen or natural gas cars,
hybrids run off of regular gas, just like your current car. The
only thing you may notice is fewer fill-ups. This technology has
been around for some time, but it is really coming of age this
By Dan Wilson
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