18 Apr '11, 2pm

The ultimate hippie mobile: An electric VW bus via @grist

Too small. That can’t carry very many pigs. I need space for at least six pigs live, six pigs packaged and six people plus a dog. Our cargo van gets more energy efficiency that that or a Prius. People get all confused by miles per gallon and the like. The real question is how many pounds can you move with as little energy and pollution as possible. By our only owning one vehicle and very carefully scheduling our usage we minimize our gas consumption. There is a place for a little commuter car like that but it won’t be able to drive on our dirt roads, mud, snow, ice and carry cargo. Don’t try to force it into all applications or on all people.

Full article: http://www.grist.org/list/2011-04-18-the-ultimate-hippie-...

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