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On this side of the pond, the Chevy Volt is a joke.  Each copy has been subsidized about $250,000.00 and even with all of that few people are buying them.  Here in Greenie Weenie San Francisco I have only seen two.  But these things didn’t stop its European cousin, the Vauxhall Ampera, from being named European Car of the Year (beating a far less expensive Volkswagen...

Where your money is going The pork never stops in Washington: Former Vice President Al Gore’s campaign to save the planet from global warming has netted him a Nobel Peace Prize, an Academy Award and now $529 million in taxpayer money. The federal government has loaned $529 million to Fisker Automotive Inc., a small car company backed by Gore to help build a hybrid...

Eco-friendly mining for hybrids. Personally, I hate hybrids.  From a free market perspective they are stupid as people only buy them when their costs are underwritten by taxpayers (development costs, carpool lane passes, EPA tax credits, etc…).  They also let people believe they are “saving the planet” when they really aren’t. In fact, it takes...