Traffic jams can be amazing.

This morning I slept too long after a late night yesterday and woke up with the knowledge that I will have to queue in the traffic jam. If I do not leave home at 6:30 in the morning, the likelihood of ending up in rush hour traffic jam is rather high, probably some 90%.

However, despite the slightly longer time that I needed to get to work, I used only very little petrol.

That’s because I am driving a hybrid car, a rather antiquated Toyota Prius Gen2, 2001.

I am driving a hybrid car

It took me about 30 minutes for the 30 kilometres from home to work but I only used 3.5l/100km, or in other words could do 28.5 km on a litre of petrol. Now that’s something. I apologise for our American friends, but I cannot convert this to MPG.

It amazes me still, that people do not buy more of those hybrid cars. We have replaced our two cars with hybrids now and we are happy as. I wonder what people’s perception is.

If I would queue like that in traffic every day, a tank of petrol for daily commute would last more than 20 days. When was the last time that you have been to the petrol station almost only once a month?

When was the last time that you have been to the petrol station almost only once a month?

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