Sunday, July 15, 2007

Hybrids - boycott them

Follow the link below and you will know what I am talking about. Toyota, the champion of hybrid technology is like any other car company that wants to make money by selling cars that we don't need as consumers. I don't understand the logic behind a 400HP hybrid on its flagship sedan.
Reviews - Automobiles - 2008 Lexus LS 600h L - Test Drive - New York Times

Hybrids are a mere smokescreen used by automotive firms to buy time in their transition to a much cleaner technology. Hybrids are still gasoline based engines - that makes them only slightly better than traditional gasoline engines. It is only flag-waving environmentalists who live in expensive centrally air-conditioned that will vouch for the hybrids. They are expensive and the more we promote them as consumers, the longer it will take for the car firms to come up with better technologies based on electricity or other alternatives.

Imagine a patient who is dying. Would you rather spend money figuring out a solution that saves his life or spend time and money in curing the large bruise on his leg? A life or a leg? The choice is clear.

Boycott hybrids!

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