Re: Totally off topic boycott

From: Gregory W Blank ^lt;>
Date: 03/05/04-01:03:51 PM Z
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on 3/5/04 1:05 PM, Michael Slade at wrote:
> Actually Gregory, if you want to truly reduce emissions on the vehicle you
> drive, you should look at one powered with a diesel engine.

I had the newer hybrid vehicles in mind. Like the Prius.
The technology does exist for these kind of cars, suvs
trucks etc. That or Harley's ;-)
> Diesel fuel takes less overall energy to refine than gasoline does. It
> takes roughly 1.5 gallons of diesel to make 1 gallon of regular unleaded
> gasoline. The emissions that it takes to refine crude oil into gasoline is
> much much higher than the emissions it takes to refine crude oil into
> diesel.
> If you happen to see a diesel guzzling SUV, you can bet that it is producing
> less emissions overall than your gasoline powered Subaru.
> Additionally, if you purchase a new car every 5-6 years rather than drive
> your older, but well-tuned car for 10-15 years, you are adding to the
> pollution problem in that way also. You would be flabbergasted at the
> amount of waste, pollutants and toxins that are created in the manufacture
> of an automobile.

No I can imagine, everything has a price.
> If you go around slamming gas-guzzling SUV's based on emissions and fuel
> waste, you need to take the whole automobile cycle into account and re-think
> where your stance is.

> A hot-button of mine, so watch out.

  Michael don't know if you are in the US, but under the
right circumstances SUV's are appriopriate, every soccer mom
in the US has one, I understand the whole diesel statement.
The emissions of diesel although better, are still carcinogenic.
Received on Fri Mar 5 13:04:28 2004

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