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What’s better than a slick and efficient 2010 Prius?
An incredibly awesome and hilarious white-boy-rap video about the Prius!
Check out this MUST-SEE music video by Casual Mafia, "In My Prius":
Ok, ok, I’ll wait a few seconds while you regain your composure…
If you haven’t yet heard the news, GM announced on Tuesday that the Volt will [fictitiously] get 230 mpg!
What does that allow them to do? Nothing but make claims like, "The Volt will get 4 times the gas mileage of the Prius"…since the Prius is rated at 51mpg in the city and 48 on the highway.
What GM has ACTUALLY done is to successfully shoot themselves in the corporate foot. Their ridiculously out of scope mileage announcement prompted many bloggers and analysts to call for new rating systems for plug-in electric hybrid vehicles.
Just one example of such a cry was TreeHugger’s post titled, "Stop the Madness! Here’s How the EPA Should Rate Range-Extended Electric Cars".
Hey, you know I’m ALL about taking steps in the right direction here — no matter how big or small they are — but let’s not make outlandish claims for marketing purposes only.
Like the Prius, the Chevy Volt is uber sexy and will be very efficient…but let’s not tell too big of a fish tale GM.
So whether you rock a Prius or a Volt (when it comes out next year), you’ll definitely be "huggin’ mad trees."
Check out this post on Grist if you’d like to see more hilarious green music videos!
I think every little step toward living green is an awesome one… but eco-snobbery sucks! My goal is to help newbies learn the most important steps toward living green — individually and collectively. Personally, I strive to have as little impact as possible on Planet Earth while I'm here.