Visit the area in Canada around the battery manufacturing plant, and
you'll see an ecological cost. Serious carnage. Then, consider that
the battery materials are shipped to Canada for manufacture, then back
to Japan to be put in the cars, then the cars are shipped around the
world. Plenty of carbon costs there.
The Prius is only affordable in the US because of the credit given by
the government to own one. And it's gas mileage is no better than
that of a 90's era CRX, which also had a significant fun factor to it.
I think the hybrid idea is a good one, but it still has quite a way to
go before it is really environmentally friendly.
Joe - Linux User #449481/Ubuntu User #19733
joe at hits - buffalo dot com
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