That’s an odd title for an EV forum. Those words were spoken by a co-worker a few days ago while we were discussing vehicles. He described how his Toyota was a perfect car for his long commute. My brain immediately did the math, Toyota + long commute = Prius, so I asked. That’s when the words came out, “No, I like gas cars, it’s a Camry” We had a Prius from 2004-13 and constantly fielded questions such as, “Don’t you have to plug it in?” and “How far can it go?” Even 13 years after the car became available many people thought it was a BEV. When I explain some of the features of the Clarity, their eyes seem to glaze over when they hear “50 miles of range on batteries” as if I’ve said, “the car is no good if you need to drive more than 50 miles”. It’s over for them at that point and now it’s time to talk about the bad call in the game last night, or a cat video or what someone tweeted. Many of my co-workers openly express views that would lead me to believe they live in small energy efficient homes covered with solar panels, are close to work, use public transit or drive a small hybrid or BEV. Check “None of the above” on that. Many live 20-30 miles away in large, well air conditioned homes with heated swimming pools and no solar. The parking lot at work is full of large SUV, pick ups and expensive luxury sedans with V-8’s or twin turbo V-6’s that put out NASCAR horsepower figures. I understand the reluctance to tamper with a comfortable lifestyle, which is why few actually put their money where their mouth is. I’m more curious about how so many well educated, well paid professionals can be so oblivious to how a hybrid or PHEV operates.