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Galen Young
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We have a Prius Prime hybrid plug-in sedan. When at home we plug in into our house electric which is off-grid solar powered.

Everytime we drive the first 20 - 25 miles is electric [from our solar system].

I wonder if I got a bumper sticker saying:  "Fueled by solar" or  "Solar powered" would that be offensive to anyone since it is a hybrid and it does consume gasoline when it's battery is low?

Since we charge it from solar power can I call it "Solar powered"?
 
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My car-loving husband says "Powered by the sun" would not be incorrect.

Of course, by some interpretation, even our darn petroleum-fueled cars are "powered by the sun" - ancient sunlight!
 
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I don't think any bumper sticker would make a prius more offensive than a prius normally is. Sorry couldn't resist. I' ll get in my gashog 4wd pickup an leave.
 
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It might not be strictly, one hundred percent accurate, but it's certainly a good way to get people thinking. 

Anyone who is offended had better be walking! 
 
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Galen Young wrote:I wonder if I got a bumper sticker saying:  "Fueled by solar" or  "Solar powered" would that be offensive to anyone since it is a hybrid and it does consume gasoline when it's battery is low?

Since we charge it from solar power can I call it "Solar powered"?


I have a fully electric pickup (conversion) it has a bumper sticker that says "Powered by 100% American made electrons", despite the fact that this isn't technically correct, nobody has ever complained about it to me.

Your vehicle IS solar powered, at least part of the time.
 
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