Clean cars, today

TreeHugger: The Car the Automakers Can – and Should – Be Making.

I’ve thought this a lot – good to see the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) putting lie to auto-makers claims that they are doing their best, or that it’s not possible.

All this as Holden sacks 600 workers in its Australian manufacturing business. How much is management in these companies being paid to connect the dots? And missing them wildly…

What the UCS shows is that with existing technologies we could see a dramatic improvement in efficiency and emissions. Imagine what’s possible if we actually innovate and rethink things a little… The NuStroke engine is an example of this kind of thinking.

Update: KPMG today released a statement recommending some of the same things.