I don’t know why anyone would expect anything Green to make sense in the first place:
When you pool together all the combined energy it takes to drive and build a Toyota Prius, the flagship car of energy fanatics, it takes almost 50 percent more energy than a Hummer – the Prius’s arch nemesis.
Through a study by CNW Marketing called “Dust to Dust,” the total combined energy is taken from all the electrical, fuel, transportation, materials (metal, plastic, etc) and hundreds of other factors over the expected lifetime of a vehicle. The Prius costs an average of $3.25 per mile driven over a lifetime of 100,000 miles – the expected lifespan of the Hybrid.
The Hummer, on the other hand, costs a more fiscal $1.95 per mile to put on the road over an expected lifetime of 300,000 miles. That means the Hummer will last three times longer than a Prius and use less combined energy doing it.
But… but the Toyota marketing department told you that you were saving the environment? Yeah, well, tell that to Mother Gaia AS YOU MURDER HER, YOU SELFISH PLANET-KILLING BASTARD!
I, on the other hand, have committed to save 40 percent of the energy consumed by my automotive requirements by switching from a 2000 Lamborghini Diablo to an environmentally friendly 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 RS. Still, don’t thank me, thank Al Gore for inspiring us all.