Hummer Greener Than Prius?
By jtb on Mar 20, 2007
A Slashot article is reporting that in terms of total energy used over the life of the car, considering the cost of manufacturing, the Hummer is greener than the beloved Prius. Great stuff. And, as is pointed out in several article comments, the environmental impact of mining the materials for the batteries is horrendous.And a comment on the article that I really liked:
The Prius was never for real environmentalists anyway. It's for lazy
yuppies who want to put out an environmentally conscious image. Real
environmentalists live close to work, bike, or take the bus.
It's also fairly well known that where the Prius excels in gas
mileage is in-city driving. If you are getting a Prius to drive in
city, then you can probably easily take a bus / train, walk, or ride your bike.