2 Replies Latest reply: Jul 21, 2008 8:51 AM by Pablo Barriga RSS

    Silicon Valley Commuting

    Sean Iverson


      As a local techie who spent years commuting in California, could somebody please explain to me why local governments in the Bay Area create commuter lanes for new hybrid vehicles when a perfectly functional, used, fuel-injected Honda hatchback from 5 or 10 years ago has a similar (if not smaller, when you factor in production) carbon footprint? The used Honda costs less, it's already "manufactured", and it works just fine... Other than supporting the development of "new" technology, why should local governments support new hybrid vehilces when cars already exist that get similar gas mileage and have a smaller "total" carbon footprint?