June 20th, 2005

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Fear my Fuel Economy!

Driving the Prius in conditions where the hybrid really shines (where the regenerative braking can recover a lot of energy, and where the electric motor's better low-RPM torque results in more efficient starts) can create some really awesome fuel economy.

The 43.6 MPG is the average for the whole tank of gas; this 25 minute trip driving stop and go around the suburbs of Chicago looks like we got around 50 even.