Gas is now $3.10 in our neck of the woods. Based on that price and the cost per kwh ($0.10) to power the Clarity, we will be saving over $1141 in fuel costs per year compared to just driving our Outback in everyday use. That's also based on mostly winter driving. The difference is likely to increase with more moderate temps. Of course, that does not include the savings from the Clarity's better gasoline mileage during road trips but I can't predict those spur of the moment uses (saved $45.00 on our last road trip). If gas prices continue to rise, as they probably will, we'll save even more. It literally pays to own a Clarity. Naysayers might say we would have saved even more if we didn't buy the Clarity and kept just one car. True, and that was our previous strategy, but we needed a second car as our son needed to drive more. We didn't buy the Clarity to save the world. We bought the Clarity as the most economical way to have a luxurious ride. Only a fool wastes money when they don't have to.