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Monday, December 17, 2007

Pig in a Bonnet 

Just because you call it so, or give it a 26% boost in gas mileage, it is not a "green" vehicle. It is an SUV. An SUV with better mileage, yes, but still a gas (or in this case diesel)-guzzling monstrosity of arrogant and conspicuous consumption. And yes, it probably also supports terrorism.

Am I the only one who thinks this whole green-spun 'nouveau-diesel' business is more than a little disingenuous? We need to develop actual non-fossil-fuel options, not waste time and money on marginal gains like diesel which just make things seem less dire than they are.

Side note: it turns out that the JDSOB is on a similar topic today.

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