BUSINESSWEEK ONLINE : AUGUST 14, 2000 ISSUE
SPECIAL REPORT

It Pays to Drive Green


Hybrids go much farther and pollute far less than regular cars. Here's how 
Honda's Insight stacks up against some conventional models.

                        COMBINED     ANNUAL      ANNUAL
2000-YEAR               CITY/HWY      FUEL       EMISSIONS
CAR MODELS              MILEAGE       COST*      (TONS)**

HONDA INSIGHT           65 mpg       $374          3.0
TOYOTA PRIUS            48 mpg       $506          4.1
HONDA CIVIC HX          36 mpg       $675          5.4
SATURN SL               31 mpg       $784          6.2
FORD FOCUS              29 mpg       $838          6.6
VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE       24 mpg       $1,013        5.5

* ASSUMES $1.62 REGULAR GAS; AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION (EXCEPT INSIGHT); 15,000 
MILES PER YEAR
** INCLUDES ALL STEPS OF FUEL CYCLE, FROM REFINING THROUGH DRIVING

DATA: U.S. ENERGY DEPT., U.S. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY


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