Rant about Prius driver ignorance shown herePosted: November 7, 2011
Found this on Jalopnik today. I think that this shows exactly what is wrong with people here in America. First off, this woman has the audacity to come over and yell at this man and his family completely unprovoked. My favorite part of this though is that the truck is clearly a diesel, which is FAR more efficient than gasoline for a truck of that size. In fact diesel is the most practical and efficient application for a large truck because it offers the torque for any job the truck needs to do while sipping gas by comparison to a similar gasoline application. You simply cannot have a puny little Prius hybrid setup in a full size truck meant to tow a few thousand pounds. This lady’s ignorance is just appalling on so many levels because she also seems to think here Prius is blameless for any pollution whatsoever.
It is fools like her, sadly widespread around the country, who know nothing at all other than what they hear on the news, who are ruining the auto industry and our country as a whole. These people provide a large demand for half-assed “Green” attempts that are marketed as the saviors of the world. In reality, all they is doing is holding up the development of new technology that is actually progressive (like hydrogen or battery development). I’m sorry to ruin anyone’s view of their Prius as cutting-edge, but all it does is mix two technologies that were invented in the late 1800s, meaning it is nothing new or revolutionary at all. Yes, you will get better fuel economy than a normal gasoline setup, but you won’t get better mileage than most, similarly sized diesel setups seen in Europe and elsewhere in the world. On top of this, the environmental harm done in the disposal process of the special batteries used in hybrid cars will surpass the harm done by any normal gasoline car from its emissions. So, for any Prius driver to pull a stunt like this to someone who is driving a diesel, just shows how stupid some people really are. It is quite sad and I hope people will wake up sometime soon, but unfortunately, I am not optimistic.