Hybrid Hypocrisy?

Newseek has an interesting article exploring the tendency for Prius owners to also have an SUV in their garages. Contradictory? Hypocritical? Maybe to some, but I don’t think so – I can certainly see someone driving a Prius for their work commute and using the SUV to take the kids to soccer. Still, the article points out some interesting facts regarding the relationship between hybrids and SUVs.

“According to an analysis for NEWSWEEK by researcher GfK Automotive, 24.2 percent of hybrid owners also have an SUV in their garage. Oh sure, plenty of hybrid owners like small cars, too. One in five of them has a diminutive gas sipper in the family fleet. But SUVs, from large to little to luxurious, are hybrid owners’ No. 1 stablemate, according to GfK, an affiliate of the Roper research organization.”

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