21st century gasoline tech

Yeah, it’s a car commercial, but it had me laughing out loud.


  • Keith
    May 27, 2011 - 11:06 pm | Permalink

    I like the subtle dig at the Chevy Volt near the end.

  • May 27, 2011 - 11:36 pm | Permalink

    Sure, ha ha, I guess, I hope people see through the fact that they simply relocated the energy source…

  • May 28, 2011 - 2:37 am | Permalink

    The relocate energy argument is weak.  Electric power has significant advantages and this ad illustrates it.  I would also point out that 100% of the power in my area is hydro due to an excess of snow pack.  Normally it is 70%.  Gas motors have inefficiencies and the transport of fuel is expensive as well.  I love how suddenly when talking about EVs or bikes, the oil lobby suddenly wants to talk about secondary costs, transportation losses, and side-effects. But only for the EV or the bike and then compare it to the cost of a used gas-powered car and fuel.

    Shockingly I think EVs are better than gas-powered automobiles, even if it is just so that my commute becomes less toxic.

  • May 28, 2011 - 7:15 am | Permalink

    This is not just about the Pacific Northwest. Most electricity in the U.S. is not from hydro or sources even more sustainable (I doubt that a massive hydro project could be built in the U.S. these days). I am no oil lobbyist but moreover I am not a private urban vehicle lobbyist. Toasting bread, brushing your teeth etc. with renewable electricity is fine but using it to power an owned-Nissan Leaf is not. In the U.S. – a bit less so in other places – there is way too much emphasis on the vehicle, rather than the system. 

  • Ferdy fauzi
    May 29, 2011 - 4:32 pm | Permalink

    Hahahaha.. this is very interesting commercial!

  • Siouxgeonz
    May 31, 2011 - 7:24 pm | Permalink

    Would be nice if they also included some coal mining scenes and other downsides from our sources of electrical energy –but that was fun and divergent!!!  

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