posted on Feb, 7 2008 @ 04:15 AM
reply to post by Lexion
Do you need a truck per se? Or would a Ford Escape Hybrid work? Near 30 mpg for an SUV isn't bad. Heard they can run all electric for short bursts
if the load is low enough.
If for towing, not a lot of exceptional options.
The best way to be 'green' with autos, is buy the car that fits your most common driving situation. You can always rent a vehicle for the extremes,
like a once a month boat tow to a lake.
CleanMPG has people with all kinds of vehicles, hybrids, non-hybrids. One guy gets 99+ mpg trips out of a standard Accord. Someone is getting I
think 30s+ out of a Ranger.
How you drive is very important. Hybrids are a tool, and if you utilize it, it gets you much further.
I agree, not all cars have the style.
I agree OP, tech has been suppressed for a while. More ways than one. Auto makers can release things a little at a time. Big oil can get their
hands dirty. Watch where money exchanges hands ... when politicians and lobbyists spend too much time together, it is never good for the people.
I personally think we need to stop all petrol use for transportation, and soon. We still need oil for other things like plastics and such, though
synthetics are becoming better and better at replacing items that did require the different levels of oil refining.
To me, being green isn't about global warming at all, it is about clean air to breath, saving money by using the energy I consume more efficiently,
as well as making the supplies last longer for everyone and 'national security'.