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December 11, 2006 09:47AM
I went to the alternative car show in Santa Monica yesterday, a whole hangar of possibilities at the airport.

Interesting exhibitors and attendees, but no clear winners in my mind after viewing all. Battery technology is currently a limiting factor for hybrids. Was told by one exhibitor that the Chevron had purchased the most promising technology and is just sitting on it (because it posed a threat?). Also, the economy advantage of hybrids is exaggerated. Toyota claims 60 mpg in city for Prius, but owners I talked to said to expect 40-45 mpg.

In the near term, we will likely need to shed weight and trade power for economy since price of gasoline has already started its post-election climb.

Of more urgent probability, a disruptive "tipping event" (consequent to climate change) could present a sustainability challenge through loss of mobility.
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