December 19, 2010

Green Thinking

Leaf ratings and hope for an E-popemobile


(The Associated Press)

Leaf ratings
The Environmental Protection Agency has estimated that the Nissan Leaf will get the equivalent of 99 miles per gallon in combined city and highway driving. The EPA's tests estimate the electric car can travel 73 miles on a fully charged battery and will cost $561 a year in electricity.


The current popemobile is a Mercedes-Benz with bullet-proof windows. (The Associated Press)

The Vatican says Pope Benedict XVI would like to use an electric popemobile as another sign of his efforts to promote sustainable energy, but one has yet to be offered. Benedict has been called the "green pope" after installing photovoltaic cells on the roof of the Vatican's main auditorium and a solar cooling unit in its main cafeteria.


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