100 MPH Prius

Not 100 Miles Per Gallon, 100 Miles Per Hour. No, I didn’t try it, but it’s official:

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The 24-year-old son of former Vice President Al Gore was arrested for drug possession on Wednesday after he was stopped for speeding in his hybrid Toyota Prius, a sheriff’s official said.

Al Gore III — whose father is a leading advocate of policies to fight global warming — was driving his environmentally friendly car at about 100 miles per hour on a freeway south of Los Angeles when he was pulled over by an Orange County sheriff’s deputy at about 2:15 a.m.

I wonder how environmentally friendly a Prius is at 100 MPH?

Thanks to Mr. Gore for giving the Prius a sportier reputation. The rest of it, including his arrest, is too bad. It stinks to be related to the rich and famous.

Hat tip to reader Jim for pointing this out.


  1. Time to make a new SCCA class.

  2. Goatwhacker says:

    Looks like young Gore was operating on alternative power sources as well.

  3. Err, about 38mpg, if mine is anything to go by (but I live in a country with much less draconean speed limits)

  4. My reaction to this piece was to be excited that the Prius can go 100 mph.

  5. Aerospace Genius says:

    Yep, the Prius will let you go 104 mph.


    Pretty sporty, eh?


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