It makes you wonder…

So today I’m reading and find an article about the new Airbus plane that can carry 500 passengers as far as 8,000 miles on one fueling. It gets 80 miles to the gallon. Uh… read that again… it’s a double-decker jumbo jet that carries 500 passengers, and it gets 80 miles to the gallon… better gas mileage than the most advanced hybrid cars on the market… cars which carry a maximum of 5 people.

Doesn’t that just make you wonder what the car manufacturers are really up to? It sure makes me wonder.


  2 comments for “It makes you wonder…

  1. Jodie
    March 20, 2007 at 6:07 pm

    It’s not only what the car makers are up to. It’s what the oil lobbyists are up to. They’ve convinced many in the government that our economy can’t survive without the oil industry. Or somesuch BS.

    I will blame the car makers in that it seems they want to recoup their development costs for hybrids immediately, instead of luring buyers with comparatively priced vehicles. Why should I pay a third more for a vehicle that really only gains a little bit in economy, and still has reliability/repair questions? As you say, at least offer me some significant economy gains to tempt me into spending the money. Besides that, most of the hybrids are fugly.

  2. March 21, 2007 at 9:05 am

    Car manufacturers up to anything? Nah. Little known fact: airplanes don’t use oil-derived fuels. They run on the souls of delayed passengers. Trust me on this one.

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