Let's make this clear from the get-go: we know this is satire, courtesy of The Onion. Of course, like all good comedy, the idea for the new, fictional Toyota Prius Solution model contains a grain of truth. After all, if you aren't alive, you really can't add to the world's environmental problems any more. Any questions?

Obviously a riff on the whole "Pious" side of the Prius-driver stereotype as well as taking blind environmentalism to its logical extreme, the Prius Solution manages to put a bloody twist on the Prius "family" branding that the automaker has been promoting since early 2010. It's kind of gross, so you've been warned.

That said, anyone who's been punctured backbone-to-sternum also can't work to solve world's environmental problems, but that's a discussion for another time. Enough talk. Check out the video below.



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      Craig Ewing
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Onion hits the target again. There are environmentalists and then there are extreme environmentalists who believe that only they have the one true vision for our future: They want to live in a world with no people. For these Taliban ecologists, there is the Solution. Brilliant work, guys.
      Big Squid
      • 2 Years Ago
      That was the unfunniest, most contemptible pile of excrement I have seen on this blog.
      Ducman69
      • 2 Years Ago
      The Onion delivers again, lol! Joking aside, we had this eco-fascist lady at my old office that was constantly on everyone's back about wasteful packaging of frozen food and bitched until we got a paper recycle bin to go along with our aluminum one we had... well, from pics on her desk and speaking with her, turns out she has FIVE kids between two fathers. The REAL eco-friendly vehicles should be scooters or two seater cars, with a condom dispenser under the seat or in the glove box.
      Bryant Keith
      • 2 Years Ago
      The battery and electrical components in this car do more environmental damage than a Land Rover discovery during its lifetime. Battery manufacturing and disposal is a very dirty business.
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Bryant Keith
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          Bryant Keith
          • 2 Years Ago
          no its not, that is fact. I'm sorry your narrow mind can't understand that battery's require power and the nickle in said battery is bound to sulfur. To make the nickle paste in the battery you need to refine the nickle which releases huge amounts of sulfur dioxide. Then you ship these products all over the world in horribly polluting super tankers. I think the one who is incredibly ignorant is you my friend.
        Steveo
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Bryant Keith
        You are actually correct.
      Doug
      • 2 Years Ago
      This explains a great deal about Prius drivers - they cut in and out of traffic without thinking about gaps between cars or following distance and almost get everyone killed.
      ken
      • 2 Years Ago
      O, that's why Toyota drivers purposely slowdown traffic to create road rage, stress, and heart attack. What a great idea.
      mr.vw
      • 2 Years Ago
      No one with a Eco conscience can brag about their Prius or the Toyota brand. The fact is Japan is still driving a spikes through backs of whales, including endangered species and in a whale sanctuary.
        Dizzle
        • 1 Year Ago
        @mr.vw
        ...another irrelevant comment.
        Hokit
        • 2 Years Ago
        @mr.vw
        Are you saying that because Toyota's HQ happens to be Japan, it's also responsible for hunting whales? I don't get the link you tried to make there. Care to elaborate?
      DrifterZ
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow that's so funny. For you Prius supporters I just have to say thanks for supporting a car that is more harmful to our environment than all non hybrid cars in the world. How green can a car really be when you have to use harmful methods to the environment to produce the batteries and at the same time the life span of it is not that long. What about all the batteries waste after we are done with them???? Oh wait we never think about that do we??? Also on the gas millage thing why does it not get better millage??? Honda was doing 50mpg in 1990 with the CRX HF.
        Quentin
        • 2 Years Ago
        @DrifterZ
        Tthat dust to dust study has been thoroughly debunked. Toyota pays a bounty on the rare occasion the battery fails for recycling purposes. I'd love to see a CRX in a modern crash test. I certainly wouldn't put my wife and infant in one.
          Dizzle
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Quentin
          Lol! This comment is funny in hindsight of the recent crash test failures of the Prius.
        merlot066
        • 2 Years Ago
        @DrifterZ
        "Prior to the smelting process, plastics are separated from the metal components. The metals are then recycled via a High-Temperature Metal Reclamation (HTMR) process during which all of the high temperature metals contained within the battery feedstock (i.e. nickel, iron, manganese, and chromium) report to the molten-metal bath within the furnace, amalgamate, then solidify during the casting operation. The low-melt metals (i.e. zinc and cadmium) separate during the melting, The metals and plastic are then returned to be reused in new products. These batteries are 100% recycled." These batteries are 100% recycled.
      Brodz
      • 2 Years Ago
      That's funny. I thought that if you bought a Prius you were already dead.
      CarCrazy24
      • 2 Years Ago
      I've been saying this for years....a true environmentalist should remove his/herself from the equation entirely!
        • 2 Years Ago
        @CarCrazy24
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          Chris
          • 2 Years Ago
          ^ It's that arrogant, snobby attitude that gives the Prius, and environmentalism in general, a bad name. Rather than spreading the message in a mature manner, you must resort to name calling and talking down on people as if they are morons. People are not going to respond favorably to that, no matter how much "better" you think you are than everyone else. People like you almost make me want to go out and buy the biggest gas guzzler I can find and drive it at WOT at all times out of spite.
      Robert Fahey
      • 2 Years Ago
      The third-best-selling car in the world is a piece of junk driven only by arrogant eco-dorks? That's a little absurd. This isn't a fringe car like it was 12 years ago.
      Deslock
      • 2 Years Ago
      LOL, I love The Onion. My wife has a Prius... apart from one of the headlights needing to be replaced, it's been reliable and delivers ~49 MPG in our mixed driving cycle. Most blog commenters bash the Prius and praise the TDI, but having spent a fair amount of wheel time in both, I'll give the nod the Prius. I do like that you can get the TDI with a 6MT (a crappy MT is still better than an AT, be it DSG or CVT), but neither neither car is especially fun. However, my friends who have TDIs get 30-35 in town and 45-50 MPG on the highway while my wife's Prius gets 50 MPG in town and 45-50 highway. That's a huge difference for anyone not driving mostly highway. Plus the Prius can be used as a portable (and silent) generator when camping, or even during storms if you put in an inverter (though it doesn't have enough output to run, say, a well pump).
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