Saturday, February 14, 2009

A Post-Car Future?

With all the talk of government bailouts and stimuli, there's been a lot of attention paid to making a greener car. This is great news, since we are clearly "addicted to oil" and have our rear ends firmly implanted in our cars. But there is a downside: when things are more efficient, we tend to use them more (or buy more of them, or more people buy them)....which offsets the good done by making them more efficient.

Check out The Myth of the Efficient Car.

As a hybrid driver, I'm not 100% behind Dubro's argument - I certainly don't drive MORE than I used to, but I don't drive dramatically less either. Regardless, it's certainly thought provoking. Happy Valentine's Day!

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