There is NOTHING green about buying a brand new hybrid electric vehicle

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  1. daign

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    fucking people are so stupid.

    I got in an argument with a close friend the other day about hybrid cars and electric vehicles. He ended up realizing I have a valid point.

    What about the carbon footprint of the factory making all those plastics?
    Footprint of all those trucks required to transport the parts?
    Footprint of the ships/trains required to transport the cars to the US?

    I should do a smog analysis on a classic car and take this campaign to Bill Maher.

    Fuck hybrids and fuck new cars. REUSE is green. Theres nothing green about buying a new green car every 2 years :rofl:

    Take a 1969 Chevrolet for instance, it was manufactured ONCE, and while it may be putting out a hell of a lot of smog over the past 40 years, I'm willing to bet the carbon footprint of the car including all manufacturing processes is less than a prius. Its been around for 40 years.


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  2. BLoG

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    maybe they should all buy busted ass broken down cameros and put big block engines in them, that would make more sense
     
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    I read once that the most "green" vehicle in terms of manufacturing was the F150 :rofl:
     
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    besides the fact that you need to charge your car in your house, using more electric....which of course needs to come from a power-plant (which i'm sure gives off plenty of smog itself)
     
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    true story

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    Not to put a damper on your celebration, but don't all cars need to have factories to make them, trucks to transport parts, and ships and trains to transport the cars?
     
  9. daign

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    No for you, you get a fastback

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  10. Jim311

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    I think the major difference is in the manufacturing of massive amounts of batteries.
     
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    i mined the ore to build my mustang in my backyard and smelted that shit myself using my solar smelter
     
  12. Havsie

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    this, the whole country revolves on trucking
     
  13. daign

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    It wouldn't fucking surprise me. They're simple vehicles. Simplicity means less onboard systems, less manufacturing, less trucks to haul shit.
     
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    There was a big analysis of a Jeep Wrangler vs. Toyota Prius that showed how the Wrangler was more energy efficient birth-->death than a prius despite having much worse gas mileage, because it's so much simpler to build and deconstruct and the parts don't need special treatment when they/the car is spent.
     
  15. daign

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    Thats the funniest part. COAL POWER, LETS GO GREEN :rofl:
     
  16. BLoG

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    how else is Robyn Chaos going to be employed though? Seriously, would YOU hire that guy?
     
  17. daign

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    what?
     
  18. daign

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    needs a diff color then :bowdown:
     
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    Very interesting point. I agree.
     
  20. daign

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    Yup, thats why using a car that was built pre 1970 is the greenest most ecologically sound thing someone can do. Its been around for 39 years and still runs and can be refurbished to run clean using modern components etc.

    Cars were built to last back then. Cars are made to crumple now.

    Sure the safety sucks, but I'd rather die in a Camaro than driving a prius.
     
  21. daign

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    Its like the smart car. It gets horrible MPG :rofl:

    The whole green campaign in the auto industry is a fucking joke, and the people buying into it are fucking retards.

    if you own your car because you want the mpg, fine, I can understand that.

    But dont claim you're helping the fucking environment, especially when you're going to get rid of the fucking car in 20k miles anyway.
     
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    More of the parts and materials were sourced in the countries where the cars were actually built. Fewer parts were used. We probably burn 30x the amount of non-renewable fuels to create a car than we did 40 years ago.
     
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  24. daign

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    I'm sure, but the difference is, the cars are still around and can be rebuilt even better than ever.

    Prius aren't going to be around, they are meant to be disposable cars. Which means they'll keep churning out new versions again and again. The whole concept causes a TON of waste.

    Perhaps if they made the cars modular so they could be upgraded in the future with new drive technologies or some shit they would be green and forward thinking, but for now, they're a goddamn joke that make people feel like they're doing their part.

    Not to mention they're the dorkiest ugliest fucking cars on the planet and the people that drive them AREN'T DRIVING they don't even pay attention :madfawk:
     
  25. Bona Fide

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    So your actual argument has nothing to do with hybrids, and is really aimed at new cars in general?

    Oh.
     

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