Hoping to reduce my carbon footprint, I take the extra time to recycle all my goods, think about how much food I waste, and recently was studying the trends I saw in the shift to more environmentally friendly automobiles.
Back when petrol was running well over $1.45 per litre, and my family was traveling all around in a typical full size car; I made a commitment to get us in something not just more efficient for our monthly budget, but a vehicle that would do a little less harm to the planet.
Tesla has led the way with a new consumer audience of socially conscious people, and has shown impressive numbers for both investors and end users of their amazing battery powered line of cars.
With the recent free fall of oil prices, the shift in consciousness appears to be changing. Tesla stocks took a fall, as the oil prices looked to reach levels they haven’t seen since 2009.
Now as our family started to seriously consider a hybrid vehicle, the murmurs of gas prices maybe falling below $1.30 a litre has us rethinking our plans.
This is what I call a sustainable paradox. We’ve wanted to see our oil prices fall, and help people save money on their own bottom line of the household budget…but we’ve also wanted to see the pull away from big oil to more environmentally friendly vehicles during a critical time in our planets ecological history.
So for today, I will watch the news and keep my pulse tied to the falling gas prices and new insights into sustainable technology.