Rumor * misinformation * speculation
The planet thing was a little tongue in cheek (hence the emoticons). However there is a grain of truth.Your analysis ok news talking about cargo paranoia and worse for planet.
The planet thing was a little tongue in cheek (hence the emoticons). However there is a grain of truth.
Range is a direct representation of energy consumption, and the grid is not 100% CO2 free.
Materials wise we know the X is heavier and larger, so it will have more energy requirement to build, and represent more CO2 embodiment.
If one 7 seater V8 SUV comes of the road to make way for an X, then the X has done it's job.
But replacing an S with an X for a primarily single or two occupancy vehicle, then it is unfortunately true irrespective of how miniscule the difference... Saying that if everyone used 10% less energy, the world would be a better place however you look at it. Every little helps at the end of the day.