June 23, 2004

Green Hummer

Category: Cars

Los Angeles: Maybe I shouldn't be so harsh on these guys because their hearts seem to be in the right place. So let's call this "less stupid" but still missing the point. Nonetheless, the Green Hummer is here.

Yes, it's a Hummer, but it runs on a combination of "Green" fuels such as hydrogen and biodiesel. The problem is it probably uses twice as much as a normal car would, so you run into many of the same problems of over consumption that inspired it in the first place.

Furthermore, the philosophy it suggests is that we can do a "quick fix" to our fossil fuel problems and then continure being gluttons, and it does nothing to answer the age old question: "but why would you want such a behemoth?"

Posted by Nick at June 23, 2004 03:06 PM | TrackBack

Comments:

Hummers have to be the apotheosis of "I have more money than brains." They're expensive to purchase and expensive to operate...and uncomfortable to drive and to be a passenger in.

Posted by: liz on July 3, 2004 01:38 AM

i agree with the fact that hummers are a complete waste of resources (bike nerd!), but i do have to say that this is definitely better than a regular hummer. if it did use more fuel (it claims 18 MPG versus the standard 5 MPG), then it's not AS bad as the regular hummer. the fuels are all biodegradable and renewable resources, and far cheaper than petroleum products.

bottom line: while this still is a behemoth of a vehicle and no one is using them to their potential at all (and they do have potential to be great offroad vehicles - if you're into that), the environmentally friendly fuels are a step in the right direction.

Posted by: Ian on August 6, 2004 10:00 PM

Even the "greenest" Hummer is still a three-ton, road-hogging tank that's practically designed to kill pedestrians, cyclists, and occupants of other cars upon impact. (It's designed to climb 18" stairs - which is well above the bumpers of most cars. SUVs' tall, metal front end are 20 times likelier to kill pedestrians and cyclists upon impact than regular cars.) Environmental responsibility means nothing if it's not countered by social responsibility.

Besides, there's a truly green hummer out there.
- pc

Posted by: Payton on August 11, 2004 02:05 PM

Hi all,
We're in San Francisco, CA. We bought a used HUMMER H1 to be used and wheeled off-road. Not our daily driver. This is not some yuppie bling bling type ghetto chrome crap ride! Scratches a must :-) OK back to the agenda. Let's not bash this vehicle or whatever SUV in mind. We strongly believe in doing our part with alternative US American fuels which you can homebrew: WVO Waste Straight Vegetable oil FREE from your local restaurants. our is powered by 100% waste recycled vegetable oil and we get about 18 mpg Highway, 14 city. Remeber this H1 has no sportcar low co-efficient wind drag aerodynamics design just 90 degree windows. Not much compared to the Toyota Prius BUT we are off FOREIGN TERRORIST FUEL! Even your home is powered partly by oil! SUPPORT SOLAR Power too as we do! Check your state for rebates if avail. Everyone Live and Let live! Use google and do some research. Only 1 planet enjoy life.

Posted by: H1VeggieOil on August 18, 2004 03:31 AM
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