Quote of the week, bonus edition: Vinod Khosla on the Prius

From VentureBeat:

But hybrid electric cars won’t succeed, [Khosla] said in an interview.

You have to pay $5,000 more on a Prius in order to save half a ton of carbon a year, which is more than most consumers will go for, he explained.

Buying hybrids “is mostly about personal guilt trips.”

It’s like wealthy investors giving money to “art museums instead of to starving people” in Africa, he said.