Go where the big spenders are

Looking to save energy? Better look to where the typical household consumes the most of it: the garage.

Ted Fishman, in an otherwise uneventful rah-rah piece on hypercars in the Times Magazine, points out:

The power required to run a midsize car on the road today is about 30 times what is needed to run an average house with every light and appliance on… Amory Lovins, the chief executive of Rocky Mountain Institute… “If all the cars and light trucks on the road had fuel cells on them, they could make 6 to 12 times the amount of generating capacity that all the power companies now own.”