chief Martin Eberhard has got fighting words for all you
fans out there. Eberhard was nothing but nice to me at the unveiling of the
in July, but maybe that's because I didn't show up in a
. Eberhard told hybrid owners (via the
New York Times
) that, "You can drive around and feel smug in a
. But you're still burning oil, dude. If we want to become independent of countries that hate us, we need to stop using oil altogether."
I agree that driving a
instead of an ICE car will reduce your oil use. But let's not let all these green technology company execs (Eberhard was once CEO of Nuovomedia) sidestep the point that electronics often eat up oil too, in production (plastics) and use (energy creation).
[Source: New York Times]