Saturday, October 13, 2007

Our New Prius!

Our new 2008 Toyota Prius Hybrid! Our lease was finally up on our other car making it the perfect oppportunity to green forward. We are getting about 39 mpg. Not bad compared to the 21 mpg on our other car. We were surprised that there were no deals to really negotiate at Toyota because the cars are flying off the lot. I've been hearing that a fully electric car you can plug into a regular household outlet will be out in 12-18 months!? That would be excellent!

Update: Despite the fact that we were still 2 bars until an empty tank of gas and that if you do run empty, a full battery will keep you going another 25 miles, we filled up for the first time this weekend anyway. It's been 3 weeks and we're at 43 mpg. Not bad at all :)

2 comments:

by Johanna Brandvik said...

So jealous! I hope you are loving your new car. Within this past week, my husband and I sold one of our cars so that we can be a single car family. Our single car still happens to be a Toyota 4Runner which doesn't get good mileage, but having one car (verses two) is a step in the right direction, I guess. Cheers!

emilyn said...

Yes, it definitely is the step in the right direction!! We tried 1 car for a few weeks, but it just wasn't working for us. I totally admire what you are doing! There is a also an option called Flexcar (http://www.flexcar.com/). I think you reserve time for a car and drive it away from it's parked spot. It's like having a communcal car. It's ideal for people who only need a car a few times a week.