Perhaps a new campaign to inform the public about green tech and auto should be created. Most people start thinking smaller and fuel efficient vehicles only after the prices at the pump rises. And with the premium price approaching $4.50 a gal at the gas station, I'm not sure even that will get Americans to start to "think different" about their transportation needs.
The major problem I see is the price of the hybrids or EV. However, I'm not talking about the premium over gas-only cars. I am referring to the prices of green vehicles as being not relevant at all. Sure, some folks get the Prius because of the savings as the pump on a weekly basis but I'm sure the major of hybrid owners know that it will take many years before the gas savings equal the premium paid for the EV or hybrids.
And while period of time it takes for the owners to get savings back shortens with higher gas prices, these owners are not overtly concern about that.
For a lot of these owners, it is about being green and reducing their environmental impact and other climate concerns. Perhaps, green tech and eco bloggers should consider that as the focus rather than mention anything about costs and savings.
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And yes, those of us who advocate green efforts are not stressing national security enough. Even the