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That Sound? Ed Begley Jr’s Head Exploding.

posted at 2:30 pm on May 1, 2009 by

This is the most beautiful thing I’ve seen all day. For sooooo many reasons.

At the Society of Automotive Engineers‘ recent world congress in Detroit, hybrid engine developer Raser Technologies unveiled a whopper — a plug-in, extended-range Hummer powered by Raser’s E-REV power train engine. Yes, you read that right – an electric Hummer H3 that has 268 hp, a 40 mile all-electric range, and a fuel efficiency of over 100 mpg.

That’s right. A Hummer that gets better mileage than a Prius.

It’s only in the demo phase right now, but when it’s done I’m going to need about four. Any suggestions for the bumper sticker(s)?

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KrisinNE on May 1, 2009 at 2:42 PM

Environmentalist spin: it’s plugin and therefore COAL POWERED!1!!

Me: But what about relatively clean nuclea…


TheUnrepentantGeek on May 1, 2009 at 2:56 PM

Any suggestions for the bumper sticker(s)?

“Driving Tree Huggers Crazy!”

“Bigger, Better, than a Prius.”

“Big is Better”

“A Hummer is a Good Thing.”

“A Hummer All day Long.”

best to stop here…

coldwarrior on May 1, 2009 at 4:03 PM

“I stop for no one”

“Bush/Cheney 2000” (that will drive liberals insane)

“Proud to be an American”

“Not Gay, just Happy.”

“Baby on Board”

“Big Truckin'”

“Road King”

BKennedy on May 1, 2009 at 6:25 PM

A picture of Nelson (from the Simpsons): “HA HA”

March Hare on May 1, 2009 at 6:31 PM

Amazing- and Obama didn’t even have to take the company over and demand they produce it!

Jay Mac on May 3, 2009 at 5:04 AM

Maybe they can buy out the Hummer division of GM…

GM is going down the drain, and a lot faster than they thought …wished this sort of Electric Hummer would have shown up a couple years ago.

What’d be nice is if they’d develop some sort of “power-pack” swap for regular cars. Like we had back in my old army days with our 113’s and other tracks. Pull out the old engine, replace it with an upgraded engine. A few bolts, re-attach a bunch of wires, that sort of thing.

It’d be great to be able to keep a car with a body style one liked and just replace the engine (and related systems)…instead of being forced to junk an otherwise perfectly good car and be required buy yet another Japanese manga-style electric box on wheels and have to drop +$50k on it at the same time that has the accident crush strength of a kleenex tissue.

Save the planet is one thing….I’d like to save my family, and not have them slaughtered on the highway so the Greens can feel happy that I’m getting 250 miles per gallon.

coldwarrior on May 3, 2009 at 9:57 AM


wade underhile on May 3, 2009 at 10:35 AM


elderberry on May 4, 2009 at 7:56 AM

“Hummer in more than name alone”

Peri Winkle on May 5, 2009 at 9:37 PM

“Stay out of my zoom!”

Peri Winkle on May 5, 2009 at 9:41 PM