Pictures are worth a thousands words, right? So, take a look at images in link below at end of blog. (If I knew whom to credit for them I certainly would; all I can say is I got them from my car-guru friend, George, and that will have to do.)
We are going Green. Yes, in 2009 we have had our wake up call and 30 plus years after the oil embargo, we are called to action. With the recent federal governments’ conversion plan to make all cars Green by 2016, I anticipate just one little problem.
Maybe not so little.
We want to drive Green, but we Americans have no interest in eating Green. Could it be that the first consumer law suit around the size of cars will occur sometime in the next few years? Which car company will be first? Airlines have been sued because their seats don’t fit all. Will car companies and the federal government be next? After all, the size of the seats and the lightweight aspect for the new green standard may not meet our corresponding ballooning BMI.
Driving Green isn’t truly supported by an awareness and effort to Live Green. There is a missing link between these two ideologies. As NBC and the AP reported in early July, we keep getting fatter and fatter as a country. So, what to do? These two ideas and concepts may not be aligned. Much of our society today is built around ordering by size, i.e. fast food, clothing, coffee, iPods. Theory is one thing and practicality another. Will I be able to order my very Green Toyota Prius in a venti? I certainly hope so.
Drive Your Bargain,
Anne, Car Buying Advocate