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Subject: [Leica] Not buying a Hummer
From: wildlightphoto at (
Date: Tue Mar 11 16:26:02 2008

Atually the link disregarded the assumptions in the CNW Dust-to-Dust
report.  CNW explained the assumptions used in their calculations while
noting that the per-mile cost of hybrid vehicles will drop as the
technology becomes more widespread and that hybrid vehicles will be less
energy-intensive to manufacture and recycle once their components become
standardized.   For those whose use of the Prius exceeds CNW's assumption
of under 8000 miles per year the real-world energy cost per mile is much
less than CNW's estimates.

Doug Herr
Birdman of Sacramento

Original Message:
From: Sonny Carter
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 2008 18:11:56 -0500
Subject: Re: [Leica] Not buying a Hummer

The link posted earlier discredited a good dea of the CNW Dust to Dust
Report. . . .

On 3/11/08, <>
> Another link that might explain the Prius vs. Hummer costs:
>  In a nutshell the Prius is not expected to be on the road as long as the
>  Hummer nor for as many miles because it's emerging technology likely to
>  made obsolete by rapid technological development sooner than the Hummer,
>  which uses off-the-shelf GM components.
>  The Hummer's off-the-shelf components are easier and less
>  to recycle and are more likely to be re-used when the original vehicle
>  were installed in is retired.  Also the Prius is driven fewer miles
>  annually so the energy cost of manufacture and disposal is spread over
>  fewer miles.
>  HTH.  I'm still not buying a Hummer.
>  Doug Herr
>  Birdman of Sacramento
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