Makes perfect sense to me. Why wouldn't anyone who wants superior
performance with lower overhead follow Toyota's lead?
Well, if you're bying a BMW, you're probably not that worried about the
fact that the extra cost of the hybrid is never paid off by fuel
savings. If you're willing to pay $10,000 or $20,000 to feel green, then
go for it.
Just don't turn the car over - those upward opening doors would be a
**Really? How much will petrol cost next month? How about next year? How
about in 5 years? 10? The problem with making silly predictions, is that you
don't know all the factors. I can promise you thing: Petrol prices are in an
upward trend. There is no evidence to suggest that the trend will reverse
**Sure. BMW did't build it for ultimate practicality. It is a concept car.
Petrol prices would tend to be capped by the price of biodiesel, because
although petrol vehicles cannot run on biodiesel, as soon as it becomes
clear that the latter fuel will become cheaper than petrol, people will
be buying new vehicles that run on it in preference to petrol.
Petrol prices might rise in the short term, but the effect will be self
I consider it unlikely that petrol prices could rise high enough to
offset the extra capital costs of a hybrid car over the life of the
vehicle. While a vehicle with low usage will last longer, and therefore
be subject to a greater risk of higher petrol prices, the longer use of
the extra capital also increases the capital cost.
Overall, I think I'll stand by my point.
Look up the amount of biodiesel and/or ethanol that can be produced per
Look up the number of acres of tillable land on the planet.
Multiply those numbers.
Look up the annual consumption of oil.
Compare that to your product.
Replacing oil with biodiesel and ethanol is possible, you only have to give
up your mean and vegetables.
**Nope. It doesn't work like that on this planet. We have an ever-increasing
market for a product whose supply is dwindling. Therefore, prices MUST rise.
The only thing to prevent this price rise is an alternative fuel source.
There is no practical alternative which can be put into place within 10
years. Bio-Diesel is bullshit. Well, unless we all decide that we don't need
food anyway. Bio-Diesel has it's place, but it is not for most transport.
**Again: You are predicting the future. Whilst oil prices will undergo
fluctuations, the clear TREND is up. I sure don't know how much it will be
next year. As for the 5 year price, that is far less certain.
While a vehicle with low usage will last longer, and therefore
The operative word there is "claim." How much algae has been converted to
biofuel to date? If there was anything to that claim, the lake I live on
would be harvested for biofuel instead of the soybean field down the road.
What's to debate?
You're talking about hybrids making economic sense *if* a load of
hypothetical conditions existed. You're slamming your ham about shit that
*might* happen at some future point and carrying on as if it's important
No wonder you drive a Prius. You're as dumb as dogshit flavoured ice-cream.
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