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18 December 2007

She thinks your traction's sexy

It's hard to stifle a giggle at this bit of froth from Her Majesty's Chief Scientific Adviser:

"I was asked at a lecture by a young woman about what she could do and I told her to stop admiring young men in Ferraris," he said.

Sir David [King], who persuaded the Government to start using the Toyota Prius, a hybrid car that claims to have lower emissions than most conventional cars, added: "Government has so many levers that it can pull — when it comes to the business sector it is quite effective.

"As soon as you come to the individual, however, they will buy a Ferrari, not because it is cheap to run or has low carbon dioxide emissions, but because young women think it is sexy to see men driving Ferraris. That is the area where a culture change is needed."

Absolutely. Women should get their own Ferraris. Why should their automotive desires be subjugated to men's?

(Via AutoblogGreen.)

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Women driving 'Vettes make me happy, but I'm a man of simple tastes.

Posted by: Jeffro at 4:16 PM on 18 December 2007

It's always been babes in pickup trucks for me, which is, I suppose, not all that environmentally responsible....

Posted by: Kirk at 8:50 AM on 19 December 2007