A car in every garage?
A car costing $2,500 is a bad idea, if you ask some environmentalists.
Bowled-over Indians showered accolades on the Tata Nano, the world's cheapest car, Friday calling it a must-buy and a "one-in-a-billion coup," drowning out the grave concerns of environmentalists. ...
But in spite of the reams of praise, some remained unconvinced. The head of the UN climate panel that won the Nobel Peace Prize last year indicated he would have preferred to see Tata unveil the "People's Bus."
Why not opt instead for a Lamborghini? It's exempt from C02 penalties in Europe.
"If there are penalties, they have to be reasonable with a clear link to the price of CO2 applied to other sectors," she said. ... EU Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas acknowledged that the regulations could add 1,300 euros ($1,874) to the price of a car. ... Manufacturers like Ferrari, Porsche or Lamborghini, which make high-end luxury racers and sell fewer than 10,000 cars a year, would be exempt.
Maybe environmentalism is a now part of prestige branding.