This month's Project Genesis was an easy one for me.
After a ton of research and careful thought,
we bought a Prius,
theToyota Hydrid Gas/Electric vehicle.
Previously I drove a highlander. I could go about 420 km to a tank of gas which was about $72-$75.00. I filled up roughly twice a month. $150.00 or 150 liters of fuel.
The Prius went 740km on a tank. It took 35 liters and cost me around $35.00 I do about 850 km per month. So I have saved over one month. $108.00 in fuel and 108 liters of gasoline.
Over 5 years that equals $6480.00 depending on gas prices
6480 lites of fuel.
Some people have argued that you pay more for a hybrid. And you do. But I think you get that back in 5 years. But it's not about the money. Like eating organic, it is the Environmental Price that has to be considered too.
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