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1568.7 MPG. No Kidding!

Driving habits can save you big money as test drivers of the new 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid Found.

The king of compact cars has another impressive jewel in its crown, as editors at website Hybrid Cars managed to juice 68.7 MPG out of the 2012 Honda Civic Hybrid on a ten-mile test course. The car's fuel economy is officially rated at 44/44/44 city/highway/combined miles-per-gallon. So what funky feat of driving allowed this amped up gas mileage?

3Report: Toyota working on both smaller and larger Prius versions for 2012

We're all aware that Toyota's dominance in the hybrid segment is unmatched, but if a report posted in the Wall Street Journal turns out to be true, then we should expect the gas-electric champ to further bolster its industry-leading lineup with the addition of two new variants of the best-selling Prius by the end of 2012. Apparently, two dealers on hand at a conference in Las Vegas revealed Toyota's future hybrid plans.

AddHybrid Car Cocktail Party Cheat Sheet

It's now been just over a decade since the first hybrids, the original Honda Insight and Toyota Prius, were introduced. After a slow start, rising fuel costs caused consumer interest to take off mid-decade. Today, most consumers have some idea of what a hybrid is, but many are unaware that hybrid systems from competing manufacturers have entirely different hardware and function in dramatically dissimilar ways. That's why, for instance, you can't drive a Honda Civic hybrid on electric power alone

69Hybrid sales plummet 40% in August; Prius records 37.5% decline

2010 Toyota Prius – Click above for high-res image gallery

11Hybrid sales drop off for August; even Prius records a 37.5% decline

2010 Toyota Prius – Click above for high-res image gallery

20Has hybrid demand peaked? Probably not and here's why

2010 Mercury Milan hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery

23Study: Hybrid insurance rates will rise

Take the internal combustion engine and computer-controlled automatic transmission that can be found in just about every single automobile sold in the past 50 years, add a complex electric motor, high-tech battery pack and a bunch more electronics to make them all play nicely together... and you've got a hybrid. When viewed in this manner, it comes as little surprise that repair costs might be a wee bit higher for a hybrid vehicle than for its conventional siblings ($182 on average higher, for w

9Peugeot previews new 508, HYbrid4 version coming soon after launch

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4Hybrid sales plunge in June, but year-to-date numbers aren't too shabby

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38Report: Honda to offer Fit Hybrid for $16,570, let the price wars begin

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26Hybrid sales to top 1.4M, capture 10% of market by 2015

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6Toshiba to build electric motors in Texas for Ford hybrids and plug-ins

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