November 17, 2006 “From Dust to Dust” Study- How Green Is Your Car?
CNW Marketing has published a two-year study of cars’ total environmental impact. They take into account fuel consumption, factory manufacturing costs, R&D costs, recycling, etc. The entire life of a car is factored in, from dust to dust. According to the study, hybrids are not the most eco-friendly because of their extensive R&D, complicated engine and other issues. Range Sport is greener than a Prius, it says.
Quite surprising. It seems that it really is possible to make a comprehensive study supporting any view or opinion imaginable.
I’m not saying that the study has errors in it – how would I know. If you take millions of details and add them up, end result can be chaotic and unexpected.