Yes, I'm driving one. Yes, they are better IMHO than the electric. I'm pretty jazzed about them as I can deffinately see a major gas savings already. I don't want to say to much as these aren't in production mode yet but I can say I think this is the best attempt at a fuel/environmental package car to date that I've seen. I have actually had people comment on how quiet they are and get head turns from people with thier windows down. One guy actually thought I was stalled out at a light today. Cool things coming down the line.