February 17, 2008

Horse 857 - All Green Now!

What's good for General Motors is good for the USA, apparantly. In an exercise in sheer pig-headedness, GM went and Hybrid-ed their Chevrolet Silverado and the Cadillac Escalade. This does two things, firstly it shows GM's "commitment to the environment by utilising new technology" (from their official blurbs) and secondly and more importantly it exempts the vehicle from existing pollution and upcoming CO2 laws.

The same V8 which sits underneath Holden's Commodore SS has been matched to an electric motor to provide what's claimed to be a 50% reduction of fuel usage - or in the real world, drops it to a very svelte and sexy 23L/100km.

I mean seriously, it's like having the all new "half the calories diet" where you cut everything in half and magically it's half the calories and because it's half the calories you can have twice as much. It's a bit like saying that diarrhoea is an improvement over dysentry.

Did I go too far then?

And now:

Kofi Considers

"Mac or IBM"

I'm glad you were head of the UN. That war hasn't been resolved yet.

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