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RASER TECHNOLOGIES RESPONDS TO HTTP://ALTERNATIVEENERGY.COM CLAIM THAT NEW HUMMER H3 GETS 33MPG, NOT 100MPG
NEW YORK, June 15 - Raser Technologies responded to AlternativeEnergy.com’s assertions that appeared in the May 20, MSNBC story that questioned the validity of Raser’s claim that its new H3 Hummer gets 100 mpg. AlternativeEnergy.com’s CEO, Doug Schiller, was quoted in the MSNBC story suggesting that the actual mileage was closer to 33 mpg. Raser’s response was that the 33 mpg is accurate, but only when the H3 is driven more than 200 miles in a day and that the mileage is an astounding "unlimited" for the 75% of drivers who drive less than 40 miles a day.
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Doug Schiller said, "Raser is still making misleading claims because it entirely ignores the coal and natural required to produce the electricity that makes its vehicle seem like it has ‘unlimited’ mileage."
Schiller said that even more misleading was a published quote attributed to Raser’s CEO, Brent M. Cook, who said, "The technology in this electric-powered Hummer is a leap ahead for U.S. Automakers. It could make the nation’s popular light trucks and SUVs greener than a Prius."
Lindsay Leveen said, "The upcoming show will give us a chance to discuss how best to fairly present the energy efficiency of cars that partially consume electricity." Sarcastically, Leveen added, "We will explore whether or not a vehicle as heavy as a Hummer could ever be more energy efficient than the aerodynamic, lighter Prius, or, in other words, do the laws of physics still apply?"
Schiller added, "We will be inviting Raser Technologies to participate – I hope they join the discussion."
MSNBC STORY, Electric Hummer gets 100 mpg — more or less, May 20, 2009:
Raser Technologies Response
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