Schwarzenegger's Green Hummer

Schwarzenegger's election pledge to create a 'Green Hummer' has touched off a 'Hummerground' -- a real-world race to build the best and cleanest Hummer.
April 30, 2004, 1pm PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"...With much Earth Day fanfare, Schwarzenegger signed an executive order officially paving the way for his Hydrogen Highways program. 'This looks kind of like a movie set here, right?' the celebrity governor joked, after climbing out of a hydrogen-powered Toyota Highlander and fueling it at a new, experimental pump at the University of California-Davis... It's highly debatable, though, whether Schwarzenegger's Green Hummer plan would actually serve the larger environmental good. Any clean-energy stickler will tell you that the idea of putting a hydrogen-powered engine into the biggest, heaviest consumer SUV on Earth -- as opposed to a lightweight vehicle that requires far less horsepower -- is both counterintuitive and astronomically expensive."

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Published on Thursday, April 29, 2004 in Grist Magazine
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