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CARazed – December 10, 2011

A newsletter and blog dedicated to the future of transportation in our peak world. The following are excerpts from news recent articles.

Are Today’s Hybrids are a Greenwash?

Let me show you why I think today’s hybrids, like the Honda Insight, might just be a greenwash. Honda has been building super efficient cars for decades. The emissions of the older cars was slightly higher than today’s cars but it seems fuel economy has remained relatively stagnant.

honda-crx

A 1988 Honda CRX HF was rated at 37 MPG City and 47 MPG Highway and it put 4.5 tons of greenhouse gasses per year. [source]

A 2009 Honda Civic Hybrid is rated at 40 MPG City and 45 MPG Highway and pumps out 4.4 tons of greenhouse gasses per year. [source] Continue reading

Hey Look! A greenwashed pork scented Hummer. Yippee!

An electric Hummer is completely stupid! Actually it’s not even really electric, it’s a range extended Hummer. But it doesn’t stop there, now there’s this U.S. Senator pushing this green washed Hummer like a used car salesman. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) thinks that Americans “need” big trucks.

tiny-hummer

Yes some people need big trucks… absolutely… no argument there… but a greenwashed Hummer? Dude, get real! If you give one tiny ounce for the environment a Hummer, even an H3, is not on your list of preferred choices no matter how efficient it looks on paper. Continue reading