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Hybrid Car Owners Complain of Faulty Mileage Estimates

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Hybrid Car Owners Complain of Faulty Mileage Estimates

Hybrid Car Owners Complain of Faulty Mileage Estimates

Hybrid Car Owners Complain of Faulty Mileage Estimates

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NPR's Michele Norris speaks with Csaba Csere, editor-in-chief of Car and Driver Magazine, about the gas mileage of hybrid cars. Drivers are often attracted to gas-electric hybrids because they promise to give better mileage per gallon that gasoline only cars. But several hybrid car owners have been complaining to manufacturers that their cars give nowhere near the EPA-advertised mileage for a hybrid. Csere explains that all vehicles perform below their EPA mileage ratings in real-world conditions, but that the current mileage tests in use by the EPA may produce particularly inflated figures for hybrids.