HowStuffWorks "Does hybrid car production waste offset hybrid benefits?"
"But do the environmental impacts of hybrid vehicle production outweigh the long-term benefits of driving a cleaner running automobile? That answer is a resounding "no.""
In fact, that's actually the whole point of the article (which somehow seems to have gone completely over your head): that, although the manufacturing process of hybrids results in more pollution than does the manufacturing process of traditional automobiles, hybrid cars still end up being greener in the long run. All you hear is "...manufacturing of hybrids results in more pollution..."
And then you're all like "SEE! I TOLD YOU WARMERS! MORE POLLUTION! IT SAYS RIGHT HERE!"
I know it's difficult for you, sawyer, but when you're reading something you really need to read the WHOLE sentence. Trace along with your finger and mouth the words quietly to yourself if it helps.
So, if just deciding you don't like what the facts say makes you feel better about your beliefs, be my guest.But do the environmental impacts of hybrid vehicle production outweigh the long-term benefits of driving a cleaner running automobile? That answer is a resounding "no." If you drive both a conventional and hybrid car for 160,000 miles (257,495 kilometers), the conventional vehicle requires far more energy to operate and emits far more greenhouse gases over its lifetime, significantly canceling out any imbalance during the production stage [source: Burnham et al].
P.S. Find me one person on this planet that has ever said a hybrid car is "nonpolluting." You know that isn't the argument, but you're acting as though it is. Why is that?
Last edited by flogger; 06-22-12 at 02:14 PM.
The Prius is a lean burning fossil fuel car, so I'm not sure what you're referring to there. Yes, we should clean up energy production. Every time I suggest that, though, some of these guys around here scream about socialism and envirnazi greenie communists.
I've never seen South Park
BS There are many cars out there get better mpg than a Prius even were it driven by a nun. Also because they require no exotic materials from the four corners of the globe for thier powerplants thier manufacture is far more eco friendly tooA Prius, assuming you drive it enough, ends up using less energy than a conventional car.
Because they believe that they are . Why else pay a large premium to drive an ugly less efficient less practical car then you could do, other than to advertise that fact.Listen to yourself. Where do you get the idea? You just see someone driving a Prius and assume they see themselves as better than you?
Yes but there are many non hybrids that deliver far better mpg however you drive them. Vehicles like the current Ford 'Blue Motion' spring to mind here.The Prius is a lean burning fossil fuel car, so I'm not sure what you're referring to there.
Not from me you wont. Cleaning up current energy production rather than replacing it with unaffordable alternatives is the only option for the future in my viewYes, we should clean up energy production. Every time I suggest that, though, some of these guys around here scream about socialism and envirnazi greenie communists
Last edited by flogger; 06-22-12 at 04:33 PM.
Also, the Prius, and other hybrids could easily be greener. There is no reason their generators should run on gasoline. They should all be diesel with SVO/WVO conversion or CNG/propane.
I'd like to see them do the same comparison between the Prius and a CNG/propane powered vehicle or a diesel running bio-diesel or SVO/WVO.