New British PM opts for gas-guzzling Jaguar instead of Prius

Unlike the heir to the British throne Prince Charles, new Prime Minister Gordon Brown has opted for gas-thirsty V-8 Jaguar XJ as his official car. While the Prince has switched to using diesel-powered Land Rovers and Jaguars, Brown's XJ hits the highest rank of UK emissions standards with CO2 output of 269g/km.
British shopping site has now given four carbon credits to the Prime Minister's office to offset the emissions of the Jaguar. Brown himself appears to be a typical politician when it comes to making promises. Last year he announced plans to exchange his Vauxhaull Omega for Prius, a commitment that was never fulfilled. Instead once Brown moved into 10 Downing St. he went straight from the Omega to the Jaguar.

[Source:, thanks to Jez for the tip]

Share This Photo X