June 21, 2007

A clean energy update: “As you may know, one of’s core missions is to address climate change. “

(Via Official Google Blog.)

I swear, Google is turning into Praxis from the Stan Robinson Mars books.

Plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (“plug-in hybrids”) can achieve 70 -100 miles per gallon, quadrupling the fuel economy of the average car on the road today (~20 mpg).

Even if they’re somewhat behind the times vis-a-vis fuel efficiency in Europe. A friend of mine has a 6 year old Toyota Yaris Verso. It does about 60MPG without any of this fancy hybrid stuff.


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