Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Product Placement

How much should Coke be paying me for this?
If the truck hadn't parked outside my place, hadn't been a hybrid and hadn't been brand new,
this pic would never have made the cut.
The sky matches nicely with the graphics on the trailer too

6 comments :

Steffe said...

They should at least give you free free Coca.Cola for the rest of the year!

TheChieftess said...

I absolutely agree with Steffe!!!
Interesting that it's a hybrid truck...I really wonder though, is relying on a battery the size needed for a car or truck really that environmentally better??? Seems like a terrific drain on the electricity grids of any city and has anyone really studied the impact of these batteries when done and sitting in a landfill or in the making of them???

Virginia said...

I hear there's a huge cheque in the mail pour toi, W. :)

Regina K said...

I did not know of hybrid trucks. Glad to see them. I have a hybrid car.

Gemma Wiseman said...

Love your comments on this truck! Wonder if it is one on trial or is part of a fleet? Great shot!

Wayne said...

Hybrid tractor units are quite common here.

Kathy, I'd be very surprised if the batteries were not recycled at the end of their life. The usually argument for charging the batteries from the grid is that it's done at night when demand is low. In B.C. all electricity comes from hydro electric (dams) so the impact on the environment is different from cities where electricity might come from coal or gas-fired plants. It's a fairly complex equation.

According to what I've read the fuel savings on these trucks is excellent. Just having them shut down at idle is a great improvement.