Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Go Green!; Buy A Used Car Over A New Hybrid!

As Matt Power notes in this month's issue of Wired, hybrids get great gas mileage but it takes 113 million BTUs of energy to make a Toyota Prius. Because there are about 113,000 BTUs of energy in a gallon of gasoline, the Prius has consumed the equivalent of 1,000 gallons of gasoline before it reaches the showroom. Think of it as a carbon debt -- one you won't pay off until the Prius has turned over 46,000 miles or so.....For Complete Article, Click On Thread Title Above


g said...

i love wired! except they're making me feel bad for buying a prius. and i love my prius. i can hobnob with the stuck up greenies now. ;-)

i put the miles on as fast as i could. i've had it for about a year now and just about to 46k miles. glad to see it's paying off....

i know the good folks at Wired are just jealous. and as usual, i'm the fall guy. [shrug]

now if toyota would just come out with a plug in that can go at least 200 miles, i can trade.

Patrick McGee said...

I've got a VW Golf about ready to go back on the road myself.