Saturday, June 10, 2006

driving in my Civic Hybrid

So, I get out to Palm Springs, averaging about 75 MPG, and my cousin tells me that people driving Hummers are getting subsidized gas. General Motors just announced that if you live in California and buy a Hummer H2 or H3 or another beast such as a Tahoe, Suburban or Yukon, it will give you a card that lets you cap your gasoline at $1.99 a gallon until the end of 2007.

This is sickening. Another case of big oil supporters getting and using way more than their fair share.

9 comments:

Comandante Agí said...

I want a civic hybrid for my next car. I have at least seven years left on my accord, which I plan on running into the ground first. But hopefully the civic's will get 80 MPG by that time.

Yoga Korunta said...

Golly, do you think Chimp and his staff will set an example by driving hybrids?

DivaJood said...

Comandante Agi, it's a really good car. But now I hear Ford is working on one that will be a true 80 HWY/80 City. In 7 years, all Hummers will be junk.

Yoga, I don't think so at all. They sort of quashed the electric vehicle anyway.

robin andrea said...

Hope your trip turned out well. We're on the road too. We're only getting 30 mpg, but it's a 13 year old car, and we think that's pretty good for an old Camry. We'd like to get a hybrid van, when Toyota decides to market them in the US, or we'd like to get something that runs on alternative fuel like bio diesel.

(I'm writing this from a motel room in Grants Pass, Oregon!)

DivaJood said...

robin andrea, I hope your trip was great. I'm back already. Shorter trip.

barbie2be said...

that is disturbing but not entirely true. there are a number of 4 and 6 cylinder cars that they are offering the fuel protection on as well as the big beasts.

GM Fuel Price Protection

DivaJood said...

Hi Barbie2be -- thanks for the link. Looked at it, but most of the eligiable cars are all gas guzzlers -- mostly their SUV line. It's still all about greed and keeping America safe for big oil.

barbie2be said...

the thing that bothers me the most is that we (north america) have enough oil stores to last more than 100 years without depending on foreign oil, and yet... here we are, relying on it.

DivaJood said...

barbie2be, not just relying on it -- the administration cultivates the condition that makes us addicted to it. It's criminal.