by Michael dEstries
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pittWe all know celebrities have influence, but could one of the biggest have convinced automaker Audi to release an environmentally-friendly vehicle? While that would make us question if these guys had their heads in the sand for the past couple years, there may be some truth to the rumor.

Apparently, Brad Pitt was approached by Audi to drive one of their vehicles to the premiere of Ocean’s 13. He said he would consider the offer if the company had a hybrid SUV he could use. They said no, and Pitt instead showed up in BMW’s Hydrogen 7. According to the source, that made such an impact on company execs that they sped up production of their new Audi Q7 V6 3.0 TDI, which features an ultralow-emissions diesel engine. Not entirely dark green, but a step in the right direction.

Obviously, this is all conjecture — and we’re pretty sure there isn’t going to be a Pitt Special Edition Audi showing up anytime soon. Still, if the red carpet is in fact turning a bit greener, it’s probably in luxury automakers’ best interests to supply some earth-friendly options. Famous faces sell green cars. Just ask Toyota.

via Cele|bitchy

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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