Are these sincere attempts to ease global warming or merely cynical bids to capture the PR lightning of the all-electric, 0-to-60-in-four-seconds Tesla Roadster? George Peterson, the president of industry analyst firm AutoPacific, says that major luxury manufacturers are developing high-performance green tech with a wary eye toward future regulation of carbon-dioxide emissions. Not to mention meeting the proposed 31.6mpg U.S. standard by 2015. But many companies, he believes, are merely trying to attract image-conscious investors and buyers. "They'll sell so few cars that the environmental impact is almost nil," he predicts. "It's mostly about bragging rights."
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I'm glad to see that some car companies are recognizing the long term pay off of reducing gasoline consumption...as if we had a choice.
most racecars, if i'm correct, run off of ethanol. so, for a sports car, it makes sense.
The article fails to mention pure electrics,such as the Lightning Car Company's sports car (http://tinyurl.com/4zso9f) or the Tesla electric.
The Lightning products in particular are powered by NanoSafe batteries,which if the claims are correct,offer a decent range and a 10 minute charge time. Electric cars such as the Tesla beat the pants off any ICE powered vehicle in the 0-60 arena.