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Green car paradox

Automakers are facing a strange dilemma: Consumers say they want green fuel-sipping, eco-friendly vehicles.<br />But those who can are still plunking down their money to buy highperformance cars and SUVs that have the carbon footprint of a sasquatch.


Automakers are facing a strange dilemma: Consumers say they want green fuel-sipping, eco-friendly vehicles.
But those who can are still plunking down their money to buy high performance cars and SUVs that have the carbon footprint of a sasquatch.
Public opinion polls have suggested people are concerned about climate change and want to do something. But other data shows they're unwilling to change their consumption habits.
Gasoline that's surged past $3 a gallon is finally eating into the U.S. market for full-size pickup trucks — less so in Canada where big pickups are mostly work trucks.
But even in Canada high-horsepower vehicles are still thick on the ground, some with output that would have shamed the best of the 1960s muscle cars.

 
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