Here's To British Tea & Greens

LCT Magazine
Posted on April 30, 2008

RED, WHITE, BLUE & GREEN:
Pictured is the most popular chauffeured vehicle in the United Kingdom.

There are many reasons why, but the most encouraging sign is that no luxury, no amenity, and no creature comfort has been sacrificed in this green vehicle.

If Toyota can do it, why not everyone else? We're curious if the technology and economics would support a stretch version some day.

Even cutting fuel costs by a third could be the key to survival for many smaller operators.

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Comments ( 1 )
  • Eli Darland

     | about 10 years ago

    Nice. Who's buying? Half-hour airport transfers at $175 each way are not going to be the next hottest trend, regardless of what the media implies. It'll take long after the expected life of the vehicle to recoup the buy-in price of one of these so-called "green machines," and you'll never recoup the energy needed to build them. The article fails to mention that the LS 600h L gets nearly the same gas mileage as the LS 400 L, and the process to make and dispose of the hybrid batteries is an ecological shell game. What a farce.

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