Blog: 'Roving technology show'
Dave Leggett | 3 October 2007
The online edition of the WSJ occasionally makes features freely available. I receive an occasional email from someone called Elva Ramirez in New York that lets me know what freebie features they have just published. There's an interesting one today on the Prius and Toyota's roadshow that is criss-crossing the States to promote it. Sounds like the lower gas bills - rather than green credentials - are the button to press in middle America.
How many trees does Toyota need to plant to offset the greenhouse gas emissions created by the tour itself? 50,000!
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