Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/03/11

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Subject: [Leica] Re: Not buying a Hummer
From: DLawrence at (Don Lawrence)
Date: Tue Mar 11 09:02:58 2008

More debate on the Hummer vs Hybrid issue.

If you can believe the second article, it looks like there is a loop
hole that might just get you an M8 with tax savings....


>BTW what's usually missing from the green car equation is the embedded
energy cost, typically about 50% of the energy consumed by a >vehicle
over its useful "lifetime" from ore to rust.  That means that only half
more or less of the energy a vehicle uses is accounted for at >>the fuel
pump.  The other half is consumed in making and recycling the car.  A
vehicle with lots of aluminum and plastics will do better at >the pump,
and worse during manufacture.  And then there's the energy and disposal
cost of batteries....  YMMV.

>Doug Herr