Tuesday, April 7, 2009

AdBusting the Prius

The Toyota Prius might in fact be the ultimate white person product, it is modern, expensive and gives you the idea that you are helping the environment.

~Christian Lander

Often, there is a social connotation that comes with the use of a hybrid car. That by driving such a car, you are helping the environment. Thus, this lends bragging rights to those who use such cars. However, nothing can be further from the truth.

While I advocate such products for the fact that they are friendlier to the environment than traditional gas-guzzlers, one must understand that such a product still produces pollution, and as of now, no motor vehicle is friendly to the environment. We are still far from achieving a goal of mainstream Zero-Emissions Vehicles, only then, can we say that we are helping the environment by driving.

Thus, the belief that driving hybrid cars is helpful to the environment is a slippery-slope. Now, by no way is this intended to strike back against hybrid vehicles, but rather, debunk such a myth.

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