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Show Of Hands November 15th, 2012 12:00am

Do you drive an alternative energy vehicle? (UQ)

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triumphhooligan California
11/23/12 6:59 am

I'm waiting till they release a nuclear powered motorcycle with complementary lead barrier suit.

genone
11/22/12 9:00 am

Hahaha 5%! What to waste ofmhundreds of billions on stimulus!

EarlyBird Portland
11/21/12 6:40 am

Let's copy the sailboat theory.
We should drive cars built with wind sails :-)

fuknhaus California
11/19/12 1:05 am

a bicylcle is very cheap to by and even cheaper to use and better for yourself and the eco-system!!!!

Mrbill
11/18/12 9:02 pm

I'm pretty sure the ships that bring your save the earth hybrids are not hybrids.

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THEohiostate
11/18/12 8:17 am

Heck no! Had a vette, then a few months ago a Koenigsegg. Never would i get a hybrid piece of crap.

wetheslaves Live each moment fully
11/17/12 5:15 am

Sure. Ethanol is produced from plant materials.

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wetheslaves Live each moment fully
11/17/12 5:11 am

Kill two birds with one stone. Save fuel and burn fat. You will be healthier.

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wetheslaves Live each moment fully
11/17/12 5:06 am

Did you know that many of the new vehicles are ultra low emissions vehicles. You may have conventional fuel but qualify for the "Low Emissions Vehicle" spot ;=p

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wetheslaves Live each moment fully
11/17/12 4:59 am

Pure electric cars become more clean over time. The grid will improve. The traditional combustion engine burns more oil. Most people will purchase hybrid plugins.

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ufgator48
11/17/12 3:47 am

Have you tree huggers thought this through? What do you think charges those batteries in your "clean energy" vehicle? If politicians push you towards alternate energy it's not because they love this environment, it's to line their pockets. Wake up!!

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fourwinds box of rain
11/17/12 3:39 am

That is a pretty dik move, but I can't help but laugh at the same time.

BigBoss US
11/16/12 11:57 pm

Oh yea Tesla Model S 300 MPC (miles per charge)

jester009
11/16/12 9:15 pm

Because your motor wont last as long off ethanol and it gets worse gas mileage.

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roybiker12
11/16/12 6:44 pm

I don't think there is any hate, just no value.

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roybiker12
11/16/12 6:40 pm

The Volt is built on a Chevy Cruzeiro platform.

roybiker12
11/16/12 6:38 pm

Just wait until we get hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.l

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roybiker12
11/16/12 6:36 pm

I do not drive an alternative fuel vehicle car. However, one of my favorite activities is parking my conventional powered car in one of Whole Foods' "Reserved for Low Emissions Vehicle" parking spots.

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Carolinaaa My name is not Carol.
11/16/12 6:07 pm

Because mercury just evaporates...it's not a heavy metal or anything...

fourwinds box of rain
11/16/12 5:27 pm

Also a distortion. The volume of mercury in each bulb is only about 5 milligrams. As long as most of the bulbs are disposed of properly, the energy savings, and therefore greenhouse gas reduction, by using these bulbs far outweighs the environmental dangers.

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fourwinds box of rain
11/16/12 5:03 pm

Also false. That conclusion comes from cherry picked data that ignores the true long term warming trend. You should dig a little deeper...

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fourwinds box of rain
11/16/12 4:51 pm

False. I've heard that many times and it originates from a study that is basically junk science. Here's the rebuttal:

www.pacinst.org/topics/integrity_of_science/case_studies/hummer_vs_prius.pdf

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APatriot
11/16/12 12:10 pm

Yes I do. It's called a bicycle

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Liberty 4,032,064
11/16/12 11:38 am

I wonder how many people buy the mercury-filled lightbulbs to "help the environment" or "stop Global Warming."

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golutes
11/16/12 9:46 am

I drive a Prius. I couldn't stand by and watch us destroy the environment. I want to be part of the solution and not part of the problem. Good for me! Thanks!

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infinity1 Cincinnati, OH
11/16/12 8:44 am

I would have liked one but is too expensive currently

Ratchet Ohio
11/16/12 6:02 am

NJ when you compare luxury electrics to budget cars if course it doesn't make sense. But if you compare a Mitsubishi I electric car to a Toyota corolla, it can pay for itself (~20000 vs ~18000). Or a Tesla Model S vs a Mercedes Benz. And the batteries can last longer than that, just < 80% range.

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Liberty 4,032,064
11/16/12 6:01 am

Almost all gas stations have up to 10% ethanol in their gas. My wide and I each drive thirty miles to get pure gas (no ethanol) once a week.

PeppyHare Do a barrel roll
11/16/12 6:01 am

I think starting this year with the new accord the base model comes with a cvt. well probably see more of that.

bigdaddy1 Nashville
11/16/12 5:07 am

Do my feet count? Lol

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NJConserve New Jersey
11/16/12 12:30 am

@Ratchet I'd challenge you to actually do the math. Most "energy efficient" vehicles don't make back the extra cash you pay for them till after 15-20 years of use. IF you keep it for that long which you won't because after 10 years the battery blows up and needs a $10k replacement.

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KatG Liberal in Ohio
11/15/12 11:46 pm

My husband is a firefighter/paramedic and he's had to do specific training for these cars. The battery doesn't always shut off in an accident and then you risk it exploding. I'll pass for now. I like my dependable little Malibu.

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Drew41
11/15/12 11:30 pm

He'll no!! F350 gas guzzling beast of a truck! I love it!

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KudosToYou California
11/15/12 11:14 pm

America doesn't do city planning very well. We need more walker friendly cities.

KudosToYou California
11/15/12 11:10 pm

Becoming one could save you hundreds on your electric bill over three course of a year. Cars aren't quite savers yet, but "green friendly" is.

KudosToYou California
11/15/12 11:09 pm

Also depends on electric prices. I know parts of Texas charge three times as much as they charge in my area of New Mexico.

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kaik12 Twin Cities, MN
11/15/12 10:25 pm

Yupp - my feet! I don't have a car yet. Don't really need one for my first year of college. However, I said no because all of our cars at home aren't.

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BadLuckBrian
11/15/12 9:24 pm

ESV sorry

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BadLuckBrian
11/15/12 9:22 pm

My Cadillac Escalade EXT can run on ethanol, does that count?

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Pragmaniac Hipsterville
11/15/12 9:21 pm

My husband: he's powered on coffee!

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aam Pennsylvania
11/15/12 9:19 pm

I love that it only costs me about $30 to fill my tank and I'm good to go for 400 miles.

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