Sir Paul McCartney 'furious' after his new eco-car is flown 7,000 miles from Japan
Sir Paul McCartney was today said to be furious after his new eco-friendly car was flown 7,000 miles from Japan.
The former Beatle ordered the ￡84,000 hybrid vehicle to be shipped to Britain but the delivery instead created a carbon footprint almost 100 times larger by arriving on a jet.
The Lexus LS600H produces just 219g in carbon emissions per kilometre.
A car of similar size, such as an XJ Jaguar, has much higher emissions of 249g per kilometre and Sir Paul, 65, has applauded the manufacturer for its green commitment.
But his efforts to help save the environment were frustrated by the fact that the air journey created 38,050kg of carbon dioxide instead of the 297kg for the three-week voyage by boat.
According to environmental firm CO2balance.com, it was the equivalent of driving the car around the world six times.
(C)Daily Mail 2008年5月13日