The Hybrid Debate

The Hybrid Debate

Sponsored by Lexus, The Hybrid Debate is a new website/weblog that will be examining the impact and importance of hybrids on society:

The purpose of this debate is to look at hybrid cars in a completely new way. Rather than speculating about where the technology is going, we’re asking our contributors to imagine it has already entered the UK mainstream, and what the implications might be for society as a whole.

Many people assume the risks of climate change would diminish if more of us drove hybrid cars. But is this really true? And if it is, how many of us would have to trade in our conventional petrol-engined cars to make a difference? These are the kinds of questions we’ve put to our varied panel of experts, to kick-start the debate.

It would be easy to write this off as a not-so-subtle marketing ploy on the part of Lexus, but that doesn’t seem to be the case at all. All articles are open to debate, and through some clever use of the Google Blog Search engine, anyone can submit an article. I’ll be giving it a shot myself in the coming days, we’ll see how it goes.