29 Oct '14, 1pm

Another Study Confirms: Hybrids Do Best In Cities, Diesels On Highways

Another Study Confirms: Hybrids Do Best In Cities, Diesels On Highways

By Stephen Edelstein 1,039 views Oct 29, 2014 Reddit This! Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Toyota Auris Touring Sports Hybrid first drive, Mallorca Enlarge Photo A vehicle's design largely determines its fuel efficiency, but how it's driven--and where--can have a significant impact as well. With their ability to drive solely on electric power at low speeds, hybrids appear better suited to city driving, while diesel drivers have been known to exceed their vehicles' rated fuel economy on the highway. DON'T MISS: Peugeot 208 Hybrid Air Latest To Aim For French 117 MPG Target Those perceptions are confirmed by a new study of U.K. data from research firm Emissions Analytics, which found that in terms of fuel economy, on average, hybrids do best in cities, while diesels do best on highways. Note that this study used U.K.-market vehicles, which are rated using the highly-optim...

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