By Lisa Catherine Brown
I’ll admit it – I like hot cars! And this slow living country road eco-mama likes driving in the fast lane! A girl can dream too can’t she? Sustainable and sexy? Read on.
Several luxury car lines are working to add ‘green’ to their high-pedigree ultra-sleek offerings. New emissions regulations and public perception aren’t the only forces behind the research – companies are catering to public awareness. CNN weighs in on the new mean green machines.
Ferrari showed off the concept car 599 HY-KERS, an ultra-powerful gasoline-electric hybrid at the Geneva motor show. Thomas Dupont of Dupont Registry claims that a market exists for these ultra- pricey vehicles.
"If you've got one Ferrari and you can afford another, why wouldn't you want a hybrid?" says Dupont
The .xxx suffix became a new address on the Internet, with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers authorizing an official red light district for pornography. Many industry members fear they will be segregated and suffer abritrary censorship, as well as the additional cost of maintaining their current dot com address while protecting their identity by buying the new .xxx for $60 a year.
Religious groups also opposed the new registry, saying that the decision will spread pornography beyond its current borders.
The NYTimes reports that the decision is a big win for ICM Registry, who first applied for the dot-xxx domain in 2004. Its chief executive Stuart Lawley dismisses his detractors, saying that websites in the dot-xxx domains will offer a safe haven for consumers by scanning the domains daily for viruses and offering a trusted payment system.
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