by Michael dEstries
Categories: Film/TV, Transport.

Remember when GM was pushing to create a more eco-friendly Hummer? All that might be moot in the wake of this week’s news that the company was beginning a strategic review of the brand — something many sites alluded to as a sign of the times and a goodbye to large, oil sucking vehicles.

However, even though the Hummer may no longer grace our streets as a symbol of our former cheap-fuel economy, we can still see what might have been its green(er) future in the movies. According to AutoBlog, the flex-fuel HX Hummer concept may have a starring role in the upcoming Transformers 2 movie.

Basically, it’s still a Hummer — but much smaller than any of the current models and able to run on E85 Ethanol. Put it all together, and there’s nothing really revolutionary here — just some light-green modifications.

What is unfortunate, however, is the HX Hummer may be about as green as Transformers 2 gets. We’re not sure why, but the producers have yet to include anything remotely eco-friendly in the vehicles category. This may say something for the current “sex appeal” of these cars — but why not throw a Tesla in?

If it’s good enough for a superhero playboy like Tony Stark — it’s good enough for helping to save the world!

Grab more info over at AutoBlogGreen.

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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  • Booo

    Booo. Hummers suck even with a green sticker on the bumper.

  • alban

    kil

  • Kat M

    although I DO agree with you in principle, I’m sure it has less to do with sex appeal than crazy over-zealous transformers fans who blog rampantly about EVERY DETAIL of the translation from cartoon to movie. We Greenies shouldn’t take it personally. haha.

  • http://www.greenyourdecor.com Jennae Petersen

    I agree with you Kat M. I can think of at least 5 Transformers fans off the top of my head who would pitch an absolute fit if one of the Autobots was a Prius…lol. Not that I don’t think they should consider doing that, but I understand why they haven’t thus far.

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