Agency says sorry, we like buying American cars, too
WASHINGTON -- A federal official expressed regret Thursday over a newsletter sent to his agency's 67,000 workers, suggesting they consider owning one of 12 cars -- all made by foreign-based companies -- to cut their energy use.
How does buying another car cut on energy use anyhow?
It takes energy to make the new car and how much energy is used at your place of business over X year/years to earn enough money to purchase the car? How much energy was used in transporting them? Do the execs have to jump on a plane and fly to Japan or where ever. How much energy does that take?
I'd like to see the break down of petroleum and other resources to make a car in the first place. I believe I read in an article that it was around 2340 gallons of gasoline. That's 3-4 years of driving for the average American.
Honda Civic GX (actually runs on natural gas)
Honda Civic Hybrid
Nissan Altima Hybrid
Toyota Camry Hybrid
Isn't it the toyota Matrix or whatever?
Don't forget the Jeep Patriot and the Jeep Compass..which is the Jeep version of the caliber with available 4wd.
Patriot is more of a boxy Jeep look..the compass is like the last gen Liberty..all bug-eyed and feminine.