n4:VodafoneDylan: I have a third generation Prius. Real world consumption shows as 4.2-4.4 L / 100K, depends on if you're using eco/power mode, air con etc. Recently drove from Auckland to New Plymouth then Wellington, 720K on one tank and car said it could go 80K more still.
Another option could be the plug in hybrid electric varient of the Prius. A colleague goes from Huia to Auckland CBD and back every day in a Nissan Leaf, fully electric. They're a very good option if you live in their range or could charge it at work.
I've been looking at the Leaf (somewhat longingly) as the replacement for my Honda Civic Hybrid. 75km is within the Leaf range and I can charge up overnight at home. Can't really make the business case work (investment vs savings) on replacing the Honda now, so will have to wait until the Honda is 'end-of-life' first. On that topic I couldn't justify a new hybrid when I bought the Honda, but buying a four year old car meant the savings justified the (by then slight) premium over a non-hybrid.
maxeon:mdooher: Slightly Off topic: Why do we measure fuel efficiency in litre/100km and not something sensible like km/litre...?
I always had that question on my mind. Japanese imported Prius or other cars does the other way around Km/Litre and it makes immediate sense.
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