Friday, January 2, 2009

Hybrids impress with economy

From today's courier-mail:

"Barnett Couriers has achieved a 32 per cent fuel saving in its initial three months of operation with a Hino 714 Hybrid.
So impressed is the company that it has ordered a second vehicle.
A back-to-back comparison with a similar-sized truck on the same route has shown a reduction in average fuel use from 27.8 litres to 18.8 litres per 100km.
The hybrid has returned a saving of $560 in direct fuel purchase over 3 months."

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