Sound Off: Luxury hybrid vehicles
Check out the BMW M1 hybrid. Not only are you rich, but green.
I mean George Clooney probably already has a down payment on one.
Likewise, those private jet flights down to the latest and greatest Caribbean hot spots don't have to feel so guilty for the jet-setting crowd if they pick up one of these hotties.
All joking aside, a BMW plug-in hybrid is a great idea, as is an all electric Audi E-tron, for instance. Luxury hybrids and EVs are ALWAYS better than their gas-bonging relatives.
Still, are these vehicles really proving anything? Are there enough buyers of such very expensive vehicles to really scale down the costs of these technologies for the masses? And, if these vehicles are just sucking down dirty electricity rather than dirty petroleum, is anything really being gained?
Certainly, luxury hybrids are a step forward, but do they really mean anything more than a good pat on the back?
Labels: plug-in hybrid vehicles