"Veganism" is the general philosophy of not using animals for their flesh, skin, eggs, or any other by-products.
Also, why is any of this "over the top"?
Why be mad at people choosing not to consume/wear another living creature?
(I am not vegan or vegetarian, BTW)
I am not criticizing the company, the car, or your purchase decision.
I just don't think I'd have the courage to make a major purchase from a company that is new. (What if the company goes under? What happens to the resale value/warranty/etc...?)
Of all of the hundreds of thousands of cars ever produced and marketed with leather interior, has that ever been a tag line?
Why do you have to bring in this movement /title of Vegan into the marking of an automobile??
This is turning into more of a discussion that I wanted, but it proves that people LOVE to talk about being or something is Vegan.
So... 1k miles a year from the solar panel or 2.7 miles a day. That's almost useless. I want to see the math for solar panel charging range (even on a sunny California outing) vs the same vehicle's range without the weight of the solar panel.
2011 Golf TDI 2 Door 6MT - 165k - Things wrong 0 -
1997 Golf 5MT 4 Door - Things wrong - A lot - (project)
Fiancee's 2008 Rabbit 4 door Tiptronic - 184k - Things wrong 0
That being said, both of you are probably representative of the general population's knowledge regarding vegans. I was the same way before I moved to Seattle.