A long time ago on this forum, I stated that the only reason I was interested in the Q50(as far as actually buying one), was because of the hybrid. I told the same thing to the GM at the dealership. At the time, my 6-year old G had less than 38,000 miles on it, and it was in great shape. I just loved the idea of sticking it to the oil speculators. Well, yesterday I was on the Interstate for the first time, and had to smile when going 65 mph, and the car dropped into EV mode and stayed there for more than a mile, until the road had a slight incline. For all the shorter trips I've taken so far, the car is in EV mode about half the time, and of course, it goes into that mode every time it stops. It used to bother me that I was wasting gas at a red light, and though I can be impatient waiting, I'm not as much any more. The big thing that I didn't know about the hybrid is that it can't go into EV mode when the engine is cold, but that isn't a problem. I feel like sticking my tongue out at every gas station I pass(or giving them the middle finger salute).