By on December 7, 2009

(courtesy:en.cop15.dk)

On the same day TTAC ran Martin Schwoerer’s review of the C1 ev’ie, comes word that the diminutive EV has been named the official rental car of the UN Climate Conference in Copenhagen. Apparently the auto rental firm Sixt ordered a bunch of the ev’ies, becoming the first car rental company with electric options. And of course, it just happened to make them available in Copenhagen in time for the conference, so delegates would have an alternative to the Climate Express. Sadly, none of the delegates were environmentally aware enough to arrive on electric airplanes.

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7 Comments on “Citroen C1 ev’ie Named Official Rental Car Of The Copenhagen Climate Conference...”


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    megaphone

    Forget the little ev, most of the bigwigs are coming in their limos.

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    On a normal day, Majken Friss Jorgensen, managing director of Copenhagen’s biggest limousine company, says her firm has twelve vehicles on the road. During the “summit to save the world”, which opens here tomorrow, she will have 200.
    “We thought they were not going to have many cars, due to it being a climate convention,” she says. “But it seems that somebody last week looked at the weather report.”

    Ms Jorgensen reckons that between her and her rivals the total number of limos in Copenhagen next week has already broken the 1,200 barrier. The French alone rang up on Thursday and ordered another 42. “We haven’t got enough limos in the country to fulfil the demand,” she says. “We’re having to drive them in hundreds of miles from Germany and Sweden.”
    And the total number of electric cars or hybrids among that number? “Five,” says Ms Jorgensen. “The government has some alternative fuel cars but the rest will be petrol or diesel. We don’t have any hybrids in Denmark, unfortunately, due to the extreme taxes on those cars.It makes no sense at all, but it’s very Danish.”
    The airport says it is expecting up to 140 extra private jets during the peak period alone, so far over its capacity that the planes will have to fly off to regional airports – or to Sweden – to park, returning to Copenhagen to pick up their VIP passengers.

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    The hypocrisies of the AGW crew know no bounds.

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    MBella

    Apparently the CO2 output of this thing is going to be more than the country of Switzerland in 2006. However, I’m supposed to unplug my TV everytime I turn it off to “save” the world.

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    psarhjinian

    The hypocrisies of the AGW crew know no bounds.
     
    The hypocrisies of many people in politics and the upper levels of industry is pretty boundless.  Case in point: the number of hawks in government who just happen to be draft dodgers, or facilitators of such.
     
    I’d also be hard pressed to call some of the people attending Copenhagen to be particularly supportive of measures to curb climate change.  My own country is attending—probably in a limo—and we’ve been labelled, rightfully, as perhaps the least helpful, most obstructionist nation in the world on the issue. 

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    don1967

    How fitting that a car which sweeps its emissions under the rug should be held up as a symbol of a political conference which has been accused of doing the same thing with inconvenient climate change data.  

    What a joke. There is nothing “green” about any of this.

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    Contrarian

    It would have been marvelous if the transoceanic hypocrites and parasites flew there in electric planes. With a 300 mile or so flight range.


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