The Eco Echo is every where. Trading the X3 for a Prius would be difficult for me. I look forward to taking a ride with you. I think being global resposible is important for all of us. You and cindy do a great job: recycling, wind generated electricity and now a Prius. Here is some info on my future eco-friendly vehicle:
"...0 to 60 mph in under 4 seconds. Meanwhile, the battery stores enough energy for the vehicle to travel about 220 miles without recharging, something no other production electric vehicle in history can claim."
"Compare that to the mass of machinery under the hood of $300,000 supercars that still can't accelerate as quickly as the Tesla Roadster."
Charge At Home or On the Road
Plug your Tesla Roadster into its at-home charging unit, and you'll be fully charged in about 3.5 hours. But we consider this a "worst case" for someone starting with a completely dead battery. Even after a 100-mile trip, you can be completely charged in less than two hours.* And should you need to charge on the road, packed away in the trunk is an optional mobile-charging kit that lets you charge from most standard electrical outlets while away from home. "
The trade show in Long Beach proved interesting. Continental Clothing (http://www.continentalclothing.com/?module=cms&P=3&name=Eco-apparel) was the most exciting. They have a line of apparel, Earth Positive (http://www.earthpositiveonline.com/), which monitors the carbon output involved in the production process. While most people are using organic cottons their niche is reduction of their "carbon footprint". I think this is the perfect company for my business, Pangaea.