Hummer vs Prius (001:2011)
|Hummer vs Prius|
Olympus E-P2 w/M.Zuiko 17mm
1/1600s, f/4, ISO 200
There's nothing more illustrative of our gross consumption than the American SUV, and no SUV stands out quite like the Hummer. This particular one is a "slimmed down" Hummer h3, the last model to be designed before General Motors discontinued the brand in 2010.
As I watch regular gas prices creep above $3/gallon here in Orlando, with reports that the price will hit $4 by mid-2011, I have to wonder if the rest of the Hummers (and many other equally consumptive SUVs) will be swept from the roads.
Additional link: A Road Less Traveled - Have we hit peak travel?