Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Downstate Illinois (and sometimes Florida)
I'm not sure how that applies to this topic, but if you don't like plastic straws, you can always buy (and remember to bring) your own cleanable and reusable metal straws. Also, some restaurants are starting to use waxed paper straws, in place of plastic straws, in some areas.
It's called gentle rib poking humor, SBC. I thought it was clever.
For the first time yesterday, I saw those metal straws at Walmart. I blanched at the thought of some child sipping his juicy cup while riding in his safety seat, and Mommy makes a sudden emergency stop, and the environmentally friendly metal straw rams through his gullet. But it is cleanable and reusable. (That's called snarky satire.)
Blind decisions by advocacy groups often have unintended consequences. ESS has some problems too. Extra parts and batteries have to be manufactured for the vehicle at an environmental cost. The engine itself emits an extra puff of exhaust when it restarts, often after a very short down time (I know, I drive a Pacifica). How long before the down time compensates for the restart pollution? I'm pretty sure sure these question are of minor consideration to the manufacturers compared to the sales benefit of 1-2 MPG shown on the Monroney sticker.
2018 Chrysler Pacifica Limited Billet Silver, AST, 20" wheels (build date 1-25-18)
2014 Jeep Cherokee Latitude V6 FWD Eco Green
Past . . .
2012 Honda Odyssey EX-L, 2003 Mazda MPV, 1997 Odyssey,
1999 Accord, 1994 Accord, 1988 Accord . . .
. . . and others in the 'way back machine!
. . . First new car:
1962 Plymouth Valiant