New Honda Insight

New Honda Insight

My partner works in what I call a “hippy trade.” I don’t mean she sells hemp clothing, she works in bio energies and such. That I’m something of a car lover often leads to debates about how evil cars are in regards to our precious atmosphere.

So when I found out the Insight hybrid was being launched at my local Kent Honda dealer at a price that would make it affordable on a mass-production scale, I championed this as good news. She doesn’t agree, citing their “true cost” in terms of production and transit costs compared to the relatively small economy savings of the final unit. Apparently the real future for “green motoring” lies in hydrogen fuel cells but they’re a long way off.

But surely hybrid cars like the new Honda Insight are a step in the right direction? Or are they? Is there still too much stigma attached to them for them to really make a difference?


  1. Jamie

    We seriously need to get on with the business of becoming energy independent. While we are doing the happy dance around the pumps with the lower prices OPEC is planning yet more production cuts and will not quit until they achieve their desired price per barrel. The record high prices this past year have done serious damage to our economy and society. It would cost the equivalent of 60 cents per gallon to charge and drive an elctric car. If all gasoline cars, trucks, and suv’s instead had plug-in electric drivetrains, the amount of electricity needed to replace gasoline is about equal to the estimated wind energy potential of the state of North Dakota.WE must move forward with energy independence. We have the knowledge, we have the technology, what America lacks is a plan. Jeff Wilson has a new book out that is beyond awesome. The Manhattan Project of 2009 Energy Independence NOW. He walks you through every aspect of oil, what it is used for besides gas, our depletion of it. The worlds increased need ie 3rd world countries becoming more modernized and consuming more. He explains alternative energy source and what role they can play to replace oil. His research is backed up with hard data and even includes a time frame and proposed legislative agendas to wean America off oil.

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