When asked what his guilty pleasure was, billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates confessed that he loves traveling by private jet.
And for someone like Gates — who knows the realities of man-made climate change and is pledging millions of dollars to help thwart it — flying private truly is a reason to feel guilty: it’s very hard on the earth, if exponentially more comfortable than flying commercial.
So Gates may want to take a look at the new HondaJet. It can fly from L.A. to Vancouver using less fuel than its competitors, and its over-the-wing engine mount was a collaboration with GE to provide a more efficient fuel system that’s also quieter inside while providing more room for storage.
In addition to the jet, Honda also just added a hybrid version of the much-beloved (and recently revived) Acura NSX to their lineup. The supercar now delivers 573-hp and all-wheel torque, along with electric steering and braking for extra precision.
The car retails for $159,000 and the jet is $4.9m.
Guess you've gotta spend green to go green.