Teslas and other electric cars get so much attention

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The electric vehicles are taking over!

Well, not quite yet. They actually make up just about 2% of global vehicle sales. But they are definitely where the action is, and many eyes have been on Tesla for years.

Still, EVs continue to have recharging challenges. For many prospective owners, the appeal of going electric to mitigate global warming or simply to avoid fill-ups forever ebbs when lengthy, inconvenient charging times and locations are taken into account.

Fortunately, gas-electric hybrids remain an excellent alternative. The legendary Toyota Prius has been around since 2000 and the number of those cars that were sold have easily climbed into the multiple millions. You can buy a new one for about $25,000. But there are many other hybrids on sale, as well as a spate of hybrids that have driven off into the sunset, but can still be found on the used market.

Here’s a rundown, featuring names as big as Ferrari and vehicles as charming as those from MINI:

I’m a happy hybrid owner and have been since 2015, when I bought a certified pre-owned Toyota Prius.

Me and the Toyota Prius.
Me and the Toyota Prius.

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