Hybrids.... a great concept idea.... even a really nice pipe dream to get people to believe they work.... even though they don't.
The EPA tests hybrids using their outdated (in 1980) cycle where they drive at an average of 48 mph, topping out at a max 59.9 mph. How fast do I drive?: the posted limit.
Now, what is the posted limit where I live? On the highway, it's 65 mph. I will never (and neither will you) drive slow enough to attain the EPA's rating. I refuse to drive that slow for safety reasons; if I drive that slow, I'll be killed!!!! Going forty-eight on southern highways is a death sentence.
So... you can't reduce oil usage in with a hybrid.... what do you use?
If you have a diesel, run biodiesel. Biodiesel is simply the natural, plant based substitute for dino-diesel. Biodiesel can be run in any diesel engine. It is clearner burning, and is proven to achieve 5% better fuel mileage on top of diesel's inherent efficiency. For cars such as the VW Golf TDI, 55 mpg (better than even some "hybrids" can claim) is nothing to call a gas guzzler. With today's technology, diesels run cleaner, pollute less, are much less noisy, and are actually becoming very popular among two different types of people. 1. People who want to save gas (and/ or use biodiesel!) and 2. People who want the massive torque offered by a diesel. Diesel's have most or all of their torque available from 1200-1500 rpm. Go biodiesel. I am (Mercedes 300D biodiesel).
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