In Cars for Treehuggers, Less is Definitely More


Where we live, one must have their older cars tested for emissions to get the licence plates renewed. Our 16 year old Miata passed with flying colours- you could suck on this tailpipe for a week and not get a headache. Hybrid Ford Escapes and, dare we say, Prius's, are not necessarily the only answer- less is more, smaller cars use less fuel and produce less exhaust. When in LA last week we saw the Toyota Scion for the first time- boxy and cute but big inside. We suspect that it can carry anything a family needs. Good design is as important as sophisticated technology and a whole lot cheaper; We need more of it.::Scion