Green Babes Go for EcoGeeks

Frank Williams
by Frank Williams
green babes go for ecogeeks

Once it was big shiny convertibles that caught the ladies' eyes. Then it was Corvettes, Lambos or anything else low, fast and expensive. But the times they are a-changin'. Yahoo! Green reports that hybrids are this generation's automotive codpieces. A survey done by GM during this year's Challenge X competition reveals that 88 percent of women say "they'd rather chat up someone who owns the latest fuel-efficient car versus the latest sports car." On top of that, 80 percent of American car buyers would rather talk with someone at a party who has the "latest fuel-efficient car" than someone with a sports car. And for the fashionists out there, 45 percent of "18- to 43-year-olds say it's a fashion faux pas nowadays to have a car that's not green or environmentally friendly." But does that now mean that those who buy the highest mileage cars are overcompensating? And what does that say about all those who put down deposits on Teslas and Volts? The mind– or something– boggles.

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  • Rtz Rtz on Jun 06, 2008

    A Prius isn't going to pick up chicks.

  • Captain Tungsten Captain Tungsten on Jun 07, 2008

    The other side of the game is fun too. Try driving an H2 in downtown Ann Arbor, Michigan, home of the University of Michigan. One woman told me "that vehicle is frightening!". And that was while it was parked.

  • Chuckgoolsbee Chuckgoolsbee on Jun 07, 2008
    Captain Tungsten: H2s ARE Frightening! Newtonian Physics put everyone around them at significant risk. As for "green cars" I'm not getting any extra attention from the opposite sex when I drive the homebrew-fueled TDI... especially when compared to driving the vintage sports car. --chuck

  • Storminvormin Storminvormin on Jun 07, 2008

    I hate it when they do surveys in Williamsburg.