The discounts being offered by property and casualty insurers to owners of hybrid vehicles may be a thing of the past. According to a new study, hybrid drivers drive farther, receive more traffic/speeding tickets and incur costlier claims than conventional car drivers.

The study was conducted by Quality Planning Corp., a San Francisco firm that compared hybrid to conventional vehicles in a review of 360,000 vehicle-insurance claims made to 12 U.S. insurers over the last two years.

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