As I sat with coffee in hand this morning watching the local news, I was treated to a story about Nissan being ready to release their brand new “LEAF” Electric Car. This little and I do mean little vehicle will have a sticker price of $32,000.00 but with the government incentives the final price will be around $25,000.00, or so they say. This will compete with the Ford Vibe and hopefully encourage other car makers to get on the ball and produce their own versions.
Now as I sat and listened I was told how “energy efficient, cost-effective, and environmentally safe” this little bugger is. They went on and on about how it would cut the cost of gas consumption, provide for cleaner air and in general made it sound like the answer to every problem. What I didn’t hear was how much it would increase “electric production, costs and the impact that would have on the enviroment“. I mean really do they expect us to believe that simply because you can plug it in, it’s not going to mean higher costs in other area’s? Hell, if your computer being left on, your microwave cooking your dinner and the air conditioner being use to curb the summer heat, pushes your electric bill through the roof, and you imagine what plugging your car in at night is going to cost you?
I am all for going green, when it makes sense, but this is just one of those “boxes of poop wrapped up in pretty paper and bows”! It remains a BOX OF POOP!