Friday, July 21, 2006

The City Gas Guzzler

The City Gas Guzzler

Greenpeace has put out an excellent video advertisement against the "City Gas Guzzler". You know, the people who drive their SUVs around town and never or rarely take them off-road or into territory where the extra gas consumption might be justified. We do have a "pseudo-suv", a Honda Element. We generally drive our biodiesel-powered mercedes wagon around as much as possible, but because of it's utility, we use the Element fairly frequently for surfing, camping, and travel to mountains and such. Although we can do better, at least it gets 22mpg and is considered a LEV (low emissions vehicle).



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Move to Colorado and drive in blizzards with 5 feet snow drifts and try to ride your ecofriendly bike. Might want an SUV then.

10:29 PM  
Blogger Clint Slaughter, M.D. said...

If you'll notice, the video and post are criticizing those that drive SUVs around town for daily driving when it's clearly massive overkill for the conditions. It is somewhat more justifiable to drive an SUV when there is frequent snow, however I drove in New England for years in my Nissan Sentra and never had a major issue.

11:24 PM  

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