Monday, February 7, 2011

Toyota Camry Hybrid - NOT that economical

Governments and business are pushing the 'green power' alternative at every opportunity there is.

This post does not cover the benefits of such, but rather the economical affordability of the products and the so called reduction of pollutants into the atmosphere.

Toyota's Prius has been a running model since 2000, and only been in the market for a few years.

Recently Toyota's flagship model the Camry, as been given the hybrid makeover, BUT in the real world is it worth it? What is it's real fuel consumption.

In February of 2010 the hybrid Camry has been tested on Australia's roads, and returned a fuel consumption of 6 litres per 100 kilometres.

The average new 4 cylinder vehicle can manage a 6.7 litres per 100 kilometres travelled.

New 4 cylinder vehicles in Australia can be bought from $12,000 to $25,000.

The base price for a hybrid Camry in Australia is at approx. AU$37,000.

The public are deliberately being misinformed by governments as to the realistic viability of 'going green'.

At the end of the day it is a very expensive exercise with minimal reductions, and rather a larger profit for manufacturers.

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