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This is really about the right to wave a penis substitute around in public and announce 'fuck you' to those scolding silly greenies.

Watch a UK motoring show called Top Gear if you want to understand the mindset.

Physics is a footnote. No one needs a car that's bigger than a mid-range family hatchback.

There are tiny justifiable markets for people who have to off-road for a living, like farmers. But those are a footnote compared to the car-owning mainstream.

So there is no practical reason why emissions can't be reduced to 140gm/km, or much less.

What has to change is the primary function of cars - which isn't to get people from A to B, but to indicate social status and class.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Thu Sep 13th, 2007 at 09:20:42 AM EST
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