This is a cry for activism… and a bit of a rant.
I made the mistake of stumbling by CNN over a bowl of granola this morning to find a soccer mom talking fuel economy. I tend to stop for a moment on these just to hear what they have to say. I should have stayed with current.tv.
This woman did point out that cars like the Yaris and such have enough room for most people and people don’t necessarily neeeeeed SUVs… but when queried about Plugin Hybrids, she dismissed them as costing more to charge than the gas they would use. “would you like some Ketchup with those lies?” I am guessing, she knew nothing about them, and when asked, did the thing that would make her look the least like an ■■■■■ in publics eyes.
Personally I don’t own a plugin, nor a hybrid, nor… a … car. I ride a bike, thanks. But I know someone with a Plugin, converted Prius, who gets fairly ludicrous fuel economy on pennies of off peak electricity. I’m working on an electric little truck.
But Repeated faux-news like this lessens public opinion on a fairly decent interim vehicle before we all go electric/air/and that seemingly holy grail of hydrogen… hmmf, I’ll rant on that another time, like fusion power.
Can a few people email CNN just to point out the error of this woman’s ways?
I will email who I can there, but who has two thumbs and little credibility?
This guy points to self There are some people here who have more knowledge, figures, numbers, experience…
Ultimately it would be nice to see them rescind a claim like this, but damage has been done.
The program was on this morning at just before 9:00 pacific time
with the caption on the screen “Best Cars”
I’d rather breath smug, than smog, thanks
Admin: feel free to move this to somewhere with more traffic or repost if you see fit. Repost elsewhere… whatever. Just woke up on the wrong side of the Therma-rest this morning.
I know I don’t post much, I live without internet at home, just happened to be in the city, at friends’