reply to post by tothetenthpower
I also thought it was interesting with all of the clips of Obama in the beginning of the video posted.
I have found it rather strange that so much PR is being put into all of this. Well, not strange, it makes sense to me, just not efficient
For over a decade I have been saying that using these so-called "green" energy sources are good. Not only that, but exploration into it may yield
some fantastic scientific discoveries. Despite that, I strongly feel that we should be looking at making our entire energy infrastructure more
efficient, regardless of the actual method used.
No one believed me when I said, so many years ago, that we would only see an increase in vehicle efficiency (for a specific example) when it was
mirrored by a proportionate increase in energy cost (gas prices). I have actually been thinking about doing some graphs on this, but just dont have
the time or inclination. It wouldnt convince anyone anyway!
Instead, there has been this artificial division created where you are either a full supporter of fossil fuels and detractor of "green and clean"
energy, or a full supporter of "green and clean" energy and detractor of fossil fuels.
The reality is that we need to make them ALL more efficient. That will only happen with a proportionate increase in energy costs though. I said it
before, and Ill say it again.
. The 2011 model does 0-100km/h in ~12 seconds. ~250 usmpg.
. 1994 model does 0-100km/h in ~15 seconds, if I remember correctly. ~45 usmpg
(though owners will tell you a different story).
. 2010 model does 0-100km/h in ~11 seconds. ~50 usmpg.
Ill admit the above links arent telling the full story (increased safety restrictions, luxuries, etc), nor are they the best comparisons for various
reasons. I just found the quickest links I could.
There are still major discrepancies even when all of the variables are taken into account
edit on 9-2-2013 by Serdgiam because: lotsafixes