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Three of our favourite hybrid car adverts

Date: March 1st, 2017

Hybrids carry their share of unfair baggage. Associations of slow suburban journeys, tame grocery runs, and MPG ratings that aren’t actually that different from their petrol cousins.

Once you look past this shallow veneer though, you enter a raucous world of bear attacks, public humiliations and supernatural phenomena. Observe:

Nissan Leaf

This ad begins with sad piano music and footage of an ice shelf dramatically collapsing. Not too controversial a start, but the vibe changes when a forlorn looking polar bear decides enough is enough.

A polar bear on the prowl
The next few scenes summarise his journey into an American suburb – which must have been at least 800 miles – before showing what looks to be a revenge attack on an unsuspecting commuter:

Angry bear

Porsche 918 Spyder

This advert describes the public humiliation of the Porsche company founder when he revealed the company’s first electric car in 1900, and the 117 years it took the company to steel itself and try again.

Although to their credit they’ve done a much better job this time round:

First Porsche

Porsche 918 Spyder

Chevrolet Volt

This advert documents some truly supernatural goings-on that, all things considered, must have been incredibly stressful for the driver:


Terraforming Terraforming

Any car that can respond to unplanned terraforming by a giant, potentially heavenly hand deserves a tick next to its name.

You can check out the full adverts here, here and here. Disclaimer: their actual messages may or may not differ quite significantly to what we indicated above 😉