Motoring Advice: Are the Toyota Prius plug-in hybrids worth it environmentally?
I only learned to drive five years ago, in my mid-30s, when I bought a 1998 Ford Fiesta for €300. I live in Dublin and cycled (still do) everywhere. I no longer have the car and am looking to get a new one. I am drawn to a hybrid and plug-in hybrids for environmental reasons. The Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid is jumping out at me, but they are €30k-plus. Am I mad going from €300 to €30,000? I have a budget of €12k to €15k, which means I am looking at second-hand hybrids. I am wondering, if I am serious about my environmentalism, should I beg, steal and borrow to go all the way?