Been driving a Volvo hybrid for about 3 months now – here are the initial impressions:

  • I average over 100 mpg. Granted I drive mostly local roads, but that is fantastic. I used to care more about how fast I got somewhere – now I’m satisfied watching my mpg’s tick upward.
  • I have to get gas once a month. Not having to visit a gas station very often is an underrated, sneaky great benefit.
  • The acceleration is sublime. Quiet, smooth, powerful. No noisy engine intruding on my space.

No chance I ever go back to a gasoline-only vehicle – the future is here, no doubt about it.