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Monday, December 24, 2007

The car of the future

Zap XSince we're discussing emissions, I thought I'd take an opinion poll...

Between climate change and peak oil, the standard gas-driven internal combustion engine may be going the way of the dinosaur.

11 comments:

Greenpa said...

:-) Definitely "none of the above." Maybe "buses", or "zip-car" - I'm afraid the whole concept that everyone should have immediate access to personal transportation to anywhere - is not going to hold up. It's just way way more expensive than we've realized.

Melinda said...

I'm with you, Greenpa. Crunchy, I need a "none of the above" option, too! All of the "green" options require spending fuel to make them. It's going to become too expensive. Maybe trains?

Malva said...

I was looking for the none of the above option as well, so I didn't vote.

I don't believe in technological fixes and don't think any car of the future will save us.

LL said...

Bicycles!!! :)

Lissa said...

I'm with LL -- I was looking for the human-powered transportation options.

I've actually been giving some thought to river travel by non-motorized watercraft, since I live and work along the Hudson River in NY state. I have a feeling that's even further away than a bike path along I-87, though.

Crunchy Chicken said...

Okay, everybody. I was going to put an alternative to vehicles in there, but the poll was to get people's impressions of the "car" of the future.

I plan to address alternative transportation options in a future post as well. As for bus, rail, bicycling and other modes... Well, they all have their own issues, too.

So, hang tight. I'm not ignoring it.

Theresa said...

Ya, I was going to vote none of the above as well, even though I am well and truly addicted to my diesel jetta.

tintex said...

My sister and I were talking about this a few days ago. My husband and I saw and loved the Smart cars in Italy a couple of summers ago, but were dismayed to see what terrible mileage they get. My sister has a hybrid car, so we were discussing what our next cars will be. We both agreed that they will be either a car that is not on the market yet, or public transportation of some kind.

dahlia said...

i'm a believer, like greenpa, that private car access is on the way out. bicycling is key, plus the revitalization of public transportation, community car ownership... key, though, is for private car use to begin to seem like luxury. that's a bit turn for us to make!

CG said...

horses. And some heavy transport with fuel (which kind doesn't much matter) (buses, trains, local trucks maybe)

Susan Buhr said...

I didn't vote because I think that "all of the above" is a good answer, with plug-in multi-fuel hybrid a second runner up. If/until personal fuel-driven transportation becomes obsolete, we'll need interim solutions. What works for one won't work for all. Of course, I'm on board with the other comments, but I'm thinking "what would my mother do?".

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