Hybrid Suburban? Sounds a bit contradictory. [Planet Green’s Alter Eco in Hybrid Cars]

Via Lindsey Block
on Nov 14, 2008
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Chevy Tahoe Hybrid

I’m hooked on Planet Green’s Alter Eco, but why do they have to drive around in a car.  Yes it’s hybrid, but it is a suburban.  I hold Alter Eco to a higher standard and I don’t feel so good about this.  Actually, it irritates me a lot.  Alter eco rides around in a Chevy Suburban, why?

Does it drive you crazy?  Let me know what you think? Good, Bad, Ugly?


About Lindsey Block

Lindsey Block spends her weekdays as part of the Elephant Journal crew and her weekends hiking or picnicking at the park with a book. She's been a vegetarian for most of her adult life and delights in cooking up a new recipe (even though she really just wants to make tacos). She currently lives in Southern California.


2 Responses to “Hybrid Suburban? Sounds a bit contradictory. [Planet Green’s Alter Eco in Hybrid Cars]”

  1. Stoltz13 says:

    At capacity the Suburban is probably more efficient than the amount of Priuses needed to accomplish the same task. Think about this, a Tractor Trailer (fully loaded, with only old school diesel technology) is somewhere around 3x more efficient than a Prius at moving it's weight, in other words the Prius would need to achieve 150mpg plus to match the bigger vehicle.

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