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  1. #21

    The batteries will be

    The batteries will be recycled along with 95% of the rest of the car. Cars are probably the most recycled product on the market and hybrids are no exception. The only issue is that most of the hybrids that have been built are still on the road with their original batteries.

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    1. Hummers really are

    1. Hummers really are "green" environmentally friendly vehicles.

    2. There really are UFO's reading our thoughts if we don't
    wear aluminum foil inside our hats.

    3. A Nigerian Prince really does want to give me millions of $$$
    to help him hide his money in the USA.

    4. The oil companies really are our friends and want to help us
    preserve planet earth and our economy.

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    Does any American made car

    Does any American made car make it to 300k miles? How about 200k? 100k?

    I guess if you spread the cost of the Hummer over 1 million miles it would look even greener. In 10 years people will have to go to Wikipedia or a museum to see a Hummer. Our Priuses will be still on the road with replaced (more efficient) higher capacity battery packs.

    Did I say 10 years? Make that 5 years to no more hummers.

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    "Green" is a matter of

    "Green" is a matter of perspective. Everything has an impact on something else. Everything we produce relies on extraction of natural resources. Not all, but many self-styled "green" products are no better, or in some cases, worse than those accused of being wasteful and/or polluting, when total impact and extraction of resources is considered. Fluorescent light bulbs is another example -- filled with toxic, brain- and nerve-damaging mercury, no company will even make them in the U.S. because producing the bulbs has a horrendous impact on the environment *far* worse than use of incandescent, and yet Australia banned incandescent light bulbs when Global Warming Activism trumped true science.

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    I routinely drive my Fords

    I routinely drive my Fords to 200K mi

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    Kimbiana: Do the research,

    Kimbiana: Do the research, instead of just parroting what you hear on the net. Fluorescent light bulbs USED to be filled with SMALL AMOUNTS of mercury vapor.... 50 YEARS AGO. Modern CFL lamps are mercury free.

    AND... the majority of electricity generated in the USA is generated by COAL FIRED power plants.

    GUESS WHAT COAL PLANTS EMIT INTO THE ATMOSPHERE...

    You guessed it - MERCURY!!! It is a natural contaminant in coal.

    Over it's lifespan, a fluorescent lamp uses so much LESS ELECTRICITY that even the 'old' style lamps that HAD mercury in them caused less pollution because of REDUCED MERCURY EMISSIONS at the power plant (from 80% lower electrical consumption).

  8. #27
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    The problem with this

    The problem with this article is that it calculates the environmental cost of a Prius based on a 100,000 mile lifetime, and that of a Hummer based on a 300,000 mile lifetime... There are plenty of Prius' out there right now that are well over 300,000 miles on the ORIGINAL BATTERY & ENGINE.

    So unfortunately the calculation that is the backbone of this article is false. If you re-work it to give them both a 300,000 mile lifetime it works out that the Prius is $1.08 per mile which is roughly half that of the Hummer at $1.95 per mile.

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    The problem with this

    The problem with this article is that it calculates the environmental cost of a Prius based on a 100,000 mile lifetime, and that of a Hummer based on a 300,000 mile lifetime... There are plenty of Prius' out there right now that are well over 300,000 miles on the ORIGINAL BATTERY & ENGINE.

    So unfortunately the calculation that is the backbone of this article is false. If you re-work it to give them both a 300,000 mile lifetime it works out that the Prius is $1.08 per mile which is roughly half that of the Hummer at $1.95 per mile.

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