According to today's Washington Post, hybrid cars have been multiplying and clogging up the carpool lanes.
Carpool lanes? Virginia decided that people with "clean fuel" cars could drive in the carpool lanes even if driving solo.
I was wondering why I was seeing so many of these cars in the area. The article suggests people have been buying them so they can drive in the carpool lanes. Virginia has been giving away a valuable benefit to people who buy an overpriced car.
Hybrid cars don't make any sense from an economic perspective. Gas isn't even close to being expensive enough to make up for the high price of a hybrid compared to an inexpensive fuel efficient regular car.
A hybrid car is just a yuppie luxury item and not a practical way to save gas.