[Vwdiesel] negative aspects of burning water

Terry Briggs vbriggs at stny.rr.com
Fri Sep 14 03:45:03 EDT 2007

I agree, the tree huggers would have us all think that exactly, of 
course they spout that rhetoric while driving down to starbucks in 
their hummer. You just move the pollution from one place to another 
with electric. of course what they don't tell you about an electric car 
is the ecological disaster it's going to be to dispose of all those 
batteries when they reach their life cycle, and from what I hear, it's 
about 5 years if you use it in city driving, actually a lot less if you 
drive them long distance {the prius} I have an eco friendly friend out 
in utah that has a prius, she said it was the worst car she could have 
gotten. Granted, she really doesn't use it as intended, being it's 
supposed to be an "in town" car. She drives it every where, or at least 
she did until she bought a new VW diesel {she's a lawyer, go figure :-} 
anyways, traveling from Salt Lake to Denver, she could only average 
35mpg with the thing, she said don't be in a hurry getting over the 
mountains. She bought the car after I told her about small diesel cars 
and the milage they get and she was surprised, she was really surprised 
when she drove it.  She tells me the VW gets better average mileage 
than the prius did the way she drove it at least.
On Sep 14, 2007, at 1:42 AM, LBaird119 at aol.com wrote:

> In a message dated 9/13/2007 9:57:23 PM Pacific Daylight Time,
> vbriggs at stny.rr.com writes:
>> the technology for a "real" electric car has been around for almost 
>> the
>> last 2 decades, but there is no real incentive to develop it beyond
>> what's been done, gas is too profitable, imagine if you will what 
>> would
>> happen to the likes of exxon and mobile it this actually worked, they
>> would go belly up over night. Yep, alternative energy sounds good, but
>> it aint never gonna happen, not in our life times. I'll keep my 
>> little,
>> anemic diesel thank you and smile all day long.
>   There's a hitch to that theory and it falls on def ears it seems.
> (or non diesel people!)  In most of this country you go out and
> buy an electric car to "save the planet."  No more gas, you plug
> in, drive, plug in, drive, no more fiill up with nasty ol' petroleum.
> Thing is, most of the body is made of plastic (petroleum) it's made
> in facilities that use petroleum to make their power, run the
> equipment that makes it, delivers it, digs up the raw material,
> transports it and so on.  Now the clincher...  That electricity
> that you charge your new "planet friendly" car up with every
> night is most likely made from a petroleum (or coal.. fossil fuel)
> burning power plant!  You don't save ANY fossil fuel!  You simply
> move the location where it's burned!!  Hydro or nuclear change
> that but we all know how "terrible" those are!  ;-)
>      Loren
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