Friday, December 11, 2009

Chevy Volt

Chevy has been running an ad campaign hyping the environmental benefits of their new Volt car, which also has a 'range-extending gas generator'. Well that's nice. But until we switch out our coal-fired power plants in favor of renewable electricity sources, it just means that if you run out of coal power, you can switch to gas. How eco-friendly.


sock hands said...

there is also a concern that the battery packs used on hybrid cars and electric cars are highly toxic and there is no current plan in place for dealing with the disposal of these batteries when they die (~10yrs)... especially on a large scale....

and a large scale conversion is necessary if we hope to reduce carbon emissions nation and world wide.


chuck: fix this problem.

Movecrafter said...

It's a bit hypocritical for me to dis on Chevy for developing an electric car. It does solve one important problem, seeing as we dont have to send our young men and women to die in defense of Wyoming coal beds. So that's definitely something to consider. I could personally reduce my carbon emissions by a huge amount if I didn't travel the world to film my silly little videos.