Friday, September 14, 2007

Co-op America Really Gets It! - Plug-ins YES; Ethanol NO!

Co-op America has cut through the hype and hyperbole about "clean" cars. They did an excellent issue of their magazine analysing the pros and cons of hybrids, plug-ins, electrics, bio-fuels of all types and hydrogen with a Consumer Reports type objectivity. They found
"the truth is, not all of the "new" fuels are created equal. In fact, some are nearly as bad as gasoline in their environmental impacts, and others can't be scaled up in a meaningful way without creating other problems.
Not surprising to us, electricity came out on top - cleanest, cheapest, most infrastructure-ready. Now they are taking their findings one step further. They are mounting a campaign to move the automakers away from ethanol and toward plug-ins.

Read about it:
Plug-in Hybrids 'Yes,' Ethanol 'No:' Largest-Ever Push Mounted to Drive GM, Ford to Shift From Ethanol to Plug-in Hybrids
Take Action:

Tell Ford and GM: Ethanol is Not the Answer!

2 comments:

jcwinnie said...

No, I think in their enthusiasm to encourage more grid-able vehicles and a more critical view of flex fuels, they are missing an important point: a plug-in hybrid uses a range extender, that, at present, is usually an internal combustion engine. Enabling the range extender to run clean fuel is a non-sequitur.

Luxury Cars said...

In fact, I agree on principle.