Monday, April 12, 2010

Green Cars

With the world finally starting to wake up to the fact that our planet is changing and whether or not you believe that mankind is causing global warming you have to accept the fact that we are not contributing to the health of the planet.

What with all the toxic chemicals and exhaust fumes we spew into the atmosphere even the most ardent non believer has to admit that we cant be doing the world any good.

With that in mind how does our vehicles contribute to the demise of the world?

When you look at vehicles like the Lamborghini Murcielago which gets a horrific world polluting 29 liters / 100 km to the still frightenening 15.68 liters / 100 km from the Jeep Commander and you start to get the impression that we have no real desire to save the world.

Then again with the fuel companies not making any effort to look for an alternative soloution who can blame the automotive industry for not being too excited about spending billions on sourcing an alternative fuel source when their primary business is to build cars.

Still at least there are those trying from the Toyota Prius at an awesome 4.6 liters / 100km to the Honda Civic Hybrid  at 5.8 liters /100 km.

Although even these cars come with a dubiuos "Green" rating as what is not taken into account is how many carbo credits are spent in the manufacturing process of these cars.

For now I think the best solution is to buy a bicycle, get fit stay healthy and save the enviroment, I know, not very practical in this high paced global world we live in.

So a more practical solution is to plant a tree for every 20 000km you drive. Greening the planet and reducing your carbon footprint while retaining your ability to drive your favourite automobile.

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