Critics are comparing GM's promotion to "a crack dealer looking to keep his addicts on a tight leash" and calling it "lunacy", according to the Detroit News.
Eric Haxthausen, who works at Environmental Defense, said the program is "a gimmick, and if GM would focus more on making fuel-efficient cars and trucks, they wouldn't need such gimmicks."
My least favorite part of the article is from David Cole, head of the Center for Automotive Research in Ann Arbor, who politicizes the program. He said, "The liberal philosophy is we ought to not be buying GM SUVs and instead buying Toyota Priuses. That's their perfect world but it's not the world in which we live." As if clean air and better mileage is something only "liberals" want. How does that make sense?
[Source: Detroit News]