Hybrids cars: a step in the right direction!

A myth moving around the blogosphere reports that a ‘scientific study’ has shown that GMC Hummers are actually better for the environment than hybrids like the Toyota Prius, because of the cost and pollution involved in manufacturing the battery.  “Bunk”, states this analysis in Slate Magazine, which notes that the so-called study has lots of faulty assumptions, such as assuming the lifespan of the Prius is only 109,000 miles, while that of the Hummer is 379,000 miles. 

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1 Response to “Hybrids cars: a step in the right direction!”


  1. 1 Alan Gregory August 31, 2008 at 7:59 am

    I rode around in my brother-in-law’s Prius in early July and found it’s ride to be nice and comfortable. And the automobile was averaging 53.4 miles per gallon while I was a passenger. SUVs, like the Hummer, aren’t so much about simple transportation as they are about personal appearance. Bunk.


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