quote: "Simply because" it burns as clean as gasoline? You missed where he pointed out that diesels were also more efficient.
quote: That said, diesel is refined from the same petroleum as I understand it and, therefore, it's not a substitute. More demand for it doesn't make things more or less green because the other refined products WILL be used.
quote: That's also why reusable shopping bags aren't "green" in any way, shape or form. The plastic is a BYPRODUCT of oil production.
quote: Lighter vehicles would have less energy to disperse during a collision. So if two vehicles are built with the same safety structure I don't see why the lighter vehicle would have a higher fatality risk.
quote: What study are you referring to with this statement?
quote: Based on momentum then, you couldn't say the lighter weight vehicles are any more or less deadly than heavier vehicles.
quote: Don't forget a black box that is coming if safety nannies have their way.
quote: The AWD "pig" of a 3000GT VR4 weighed LESS than a current RWD Dodge Challenger V6. Sub-3000 lbs cars are almost unheard of outside of A-Segment european cars & 100% carbon-fiber supercars.
quote: I just don't see this happening.
quote: Pure EV's don't make sense at this point, when charged by fossil fuel plants they produce the same amount of co2 as an IC engine vehicle.