Friday, September 23, 2005

Hitting the 2-Year Mark

I've been driving my Honda Civic Hybrid for nearly two years now. I'm still quite proud of being part of the hybrid movement, and there are so many things I realy like about my car, but the low miles I'm receiving remain a source of deep disappointment. All in all, I've tried to make the best of the situation, and I even co-presented a case study on my experience with Forrester's Jim Nail, the person who encouraged me to buy Hybrid in the first place.

Saturday, September 17, 2005

Consumer Reports Dives In

Consumer Reports recently published yet another piece taking a very hard look at EPA mileage estimates. Here's a link to the piece, along with a relevant soundbyte from the article:

"For years, automakers have been criticized for producing vehicles that get so-so gas mileage. But as gas prices climb and consumers seek more miles per gallon, it turns out that fuel economy is much worse than it appears--50 percent less on some models, a new Consumer Reports analysis reveals."

Thursday, September 01, 2005