It costs more to own and operate a hybrid vehicle in Australia than some gasoline-powered cars, a new survey by the Royal Automobile Club of Victoria finds. In what may be a shock to would-be environmentalists, the annual poll of car owners finds the Toyota Prius hybrid costs about A$50 ($48) a week more to operate than its closest gasoline equivalent, the small Toyota Corolla hatchback. A Prius also costs up to A$5.00 ($4.80) a week more than the midsize 4-cyl. Toyota Camry sedan. ...

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