News you can use — if not believe. According to this post at EcoGeek,
In less than 7 years, Mercedes-Benz plans to ditch petroleum-powered vehicles from its lineup. Focusing on electric, fuel cell, and biofuels, the company is revving up research in alternative fuel sources and efficiency.
The writer goes on to surmise about the coming of the “[Mercedes] Smart electric car which is fuel and emission-free.
And electricity comes from where? In America, the biggest sources are coal and nuclear power. Both of which are on enviros shit list. The problem for most of our greenies is that their perfect source of power is forever just over the horizon: renewable energy that is sufficient, clean, and has minimal environmental impact in its production and use.
It’s possible that one day we will discover such a power source. In the meantime, nuclear power remains the best single alternative for electricity production. Unless you’re a big fan of coal, of course.
As for Mercedes not selling petroleum-fueled cars in seven years? Don’t think so; but, hey, eco-freak, sorry, eco-geek, never lose that dream of the impossible.