The Prius of progress

The Prius of progress

One of the nice discoveries since buying a Toyota Prius last July is that my fuel bills have gone down dramatically (by over 40 per cent) at a time when petrol costs have been going up.

Now I discover (from the Daily Telegraph, no less) that I may have another pleasant surprise in store. The personal tax and NIC incurred in running my previous company car (a Saab) came to over 5,000 a year. The bill for the Prius looks like being closer to 1,600. There must be a catch here somewhere. The Telegraph also reveals that the late lamented John Peel was a Prius owner.

My colleague Dale (who drives a Prius) has a theory that there is a correlation between using Apple Macs and owning a Toyota hybrid. A better way of looking at it might be that the Prius is the iMac of the automobile world — tiny market share, but smug and satisfied owners!