Skip to comments.Prius Outdoes Hummer in Environmental Damage
Posted on 03/14/2007 2:00:06 PM PDT by tcrlaf
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But not so funny seeing how many read this article as fact. I love my Silverado 2500HD but there is no way in hell its greener than something 1/4 the size.
Sudbury's been there a long time (mining, I mean). It's actually an high-metal-content asteroid. I apologize if you knew that already.
"The Sudbury Structure is the remnant of a 1.85 Ga multiring impact basin and is a geological feature of extraordinary economic and scientific significance that remains enigmatic in many important respects. Sudbury, Canada and Noril'sk-Talnak, Russia are two of the world-class Ni producing regions. The Sudbury ore deposits have produced over 264 billion dollars worth of metal in the past century from over 70 Ni-Cu-PGE deposits and two minor, past producing hydrothermal Zn-Pb-Cu deposits. The continued prosperity of the Sudbury region depends on mining in the Sudbury Structure at considerably greater depths and smarter use of new geoscience knowledge created to find the lucrative hydrothermal- magmatic Cu-PGE vein deposits at shallow levels."
The page below indicates that NiMH batteries are recyclable. Seems like the auto industry will have to get on board with that.
I must grovel before your greater glory
Did you get the new Powerstroke 6.3l twin turbo diesel? The fuel costs a bit more. You will get a bit better mileage with the diesel. But, if you really need a 3/4 ton truck, there is nothing better to have under the hood. 3X the life expectancy of a gas engine and enough torque to pull your house off the foundation. Not to mention enough tire smoke to hide 10 Prius in your wake.
Not to mention the fact that some of us are indeed rednecks and we like it when the yanks think we are idiotic. It keeps 'em from moving in amongst us. Nothing ruins my day like seeing a car with a New York plate pulling a U-Haul.
I have a Prius. I don't care about environmental issues that much (not that I want to hurt the environment, I just don't think man has that much influence. We flatter ourselves.). I just wanted a car that was reasonably roomy, under $25K and got good mileage. I average around 49 mpg overall. I got the car in November 2004, and now have about 80K miles on it. I believe I have recouped the cost differential many miles ago, and have had a good time with this car. My only regret? Getting mistaken for an enviro whacko. When I am commended for my environmental consciousness I am quick to tell people that I really don't care about that stuff.
As for the nickel plant and other claims in the article, assuming they are true-- I don't care. Those problems appear to be in Canada, China and Japan, countries who chose to have those problems. I live the US.
I ain't a Redneck, but all my friends are.
Pray for W and Our Troops
You said: I'm not sure the new test is realistic at all. All the Priuses (Priui?) that I've passed on the highway looked like they were straining to stay at 65. Can they really get up to 80 short of being dropped out of an airplane without a chute?
I don't care too much about going 80 as I get older, but my Prius will get there with no difficulty. I usually cruise at around 74, no strain, around 50 mpg.
Upstate New Yorkers know how to keep a secret. We stay quiet so all the city people head south and west. :)
.....ha ha ha.....
.....with about 100k miles on it.....
.....I'm about 1/3 of the way through doing my part for the environment.....
"Oh my G*d! There's a huge cloud of SMUG settleing in."
He was pegged at 100% on the Liberal-Smug-o-meter.
Then reality hit and he found that the mileage claims were Clintonesque.
Great stuff. I just sent this to a Cal Berkley grad, who is on her second Prius.
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Some kick him for me too.
Now, what was the article about. /s
We've had our Prius for 6 years, and we've only had to replace tires. We haven't even needed to change the oil in it.
I don't get the 5 year life span. We're not even close to getting rid of it.
The batteries don't cost thousands of dollars and the warranty is for 10 years.
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