Complaints About Hybrid Mileage? Blame The Driver!
from the seems-like-a-user-interface-problem dept
Over the past few years there have been a number of complaints from hybrid car owners that the vehicles don’t get anywhere near the mileage claimed. Considering that’s a big part of the reason many buy hybrids, it really seems to upset owners — especially when you factor in that the higher price of hybrids is almost impossible to make up in cost savings from the better mileage. While some have blamed the difference on the way in which official mileage numbers are calculated, some are blaming it on the drivers themselves. So, it appears that some hybrid makers are trying to fix this issue by teaching hybrid car owners how to drive more efficiently. While this does make some sense, it seems like a problem with the design if you have to drive it differently just to get anywhere near the advertised mileage.