The EPA is finally improving its antiquated mileage-rating system for cars and trucks. The biggest losers? Hybrids
By Rich BeattiePosted 05.01.2006 at 2:00 am 1 Comment
The difference between expectations and reality can be brutal. Just ask anyone with a hybrid car. Enticed by impressive mileage estimates, drivers pony up thousands of dollars extra, only to find that their on-road miles per gallon never live up to the sticker's promise. Conventional-car owners, too, have long complained about the discrepancy between the estimate of fuel economy and the reality of gas consumption, but the gap is an especially bitter pill for anyone who has spent a year on a waiting list.