The Environmental Protection Agency, the crew that publishes the officially inaccurate gas mileage ratings, says that hybrid vehicles save drivers more money than many believe. The agency is so steadfast in its belief that it has created a hybrid savings calculator that it has posted on its drolly-named website, www.fueleconomy.gov

However, not everyone is eager to swallow what the EPA is offering. A publication, the U.S. News, did a comparison between various hybrids and their gas-powered competitors and determined that it takes anywhere from 2.2 years to more than 5 years of driving for a hybrid buyer to realize any fuel cost savings since hybrids are cost more. Many other auto-industry experts and consumer advocates have made similar findings.

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