"...if there is a second Clinton administration, led by Sen. Hillary
Clinton, she plans to push to double the fuel economy of U.S. cars and
trucks to 55 miles per gallon by 2030.
"Sen. Clinton's ambitious energy platform is just one sign of how the
auto industry has lost control of the fuel efficiency debate after two
decades of successfully spinning demands for tougher mileage standards
as assaults on safety, jobs and freedom. It was a great, V-8 powered
ride. Now it's over..."
Wall Street Journal: http://301url.com/eoe
Now there is a dreamy, pulled from the sky number.
Sounds good, lets demand that automakers DOUBLE the mpg
Somebody just needs to tell her never held a job, doesn't know
anything about chemistry or mechanics, liberal, educated idiot
ass that this just can't be done.
There are cars like this available today and have been for decades.
The price of fuel is going up all the time and more efficient means of
transport needs to be used more.
Trains are one way of using transport better.
I am sure that the price of fuel will soon demand more efficient
2030 is ridiculously far away goal but it is a start.
He can't, because there has been only one car I can remember
that ever got that kind of mileage and sold more than a few cars.
Honda made a 600 around 1970 that got 55 or so.
It made a mini cooper look big, and they probably just
buried anybody killed in an accident with the car because
they couldn't get them out of it.
This is what will meet the 55 mpg Hillary wants.
There is no magical "technology" that is greately
going to improve fuel mileage.
Microelectronics have already made the small gains
in fuel economy that are possible with computer engine
I'd rather put them all in an airtight anything. For a few days.
The best story involves Maxine Waters, an embarrassment from Los
Angeles. She couldn't be troubled to walk 300 feet for lunch.
Her Ford Expedition shuttled her the 100 yards needed to feed her ample girth.
Right after World War II, for example, European car makers built a
variety of mini-mobiles such as the Messerschmitt KR175, later called
the KR200, that carried one person on three wheels and averaged some
60 miles to the gallon.
You don't have to go back that far. The 93 Honda Civic got that kind of
mileage, I know someone who has one and it's still getting over 50 MPG.
the current Honda Civic gets about half as many MPG as the 93. Cars have
gotten a lot worse in the fuel economy department in the last 15 years.
My 2006 Chrysler 300C gets about 20 on the highway, 22 on a really good
day. My 94 Chrysler Concord, which had more interior room than the 300,
got almost 30 on the highway. The 300C has a much more powerful engine
than the Concord but that's not the reason for the economy difference,
300s with the same 3.5V6 as the Concord only get 1MPG more than the hemi
(which is a variable displacement engine so it's really a 4 most of the
time). The difference is weight and aerodynamics, the Concorde was
lighter and much more streamlined.
It's not hard to build a car than gets 55 MPG, all you have to do is make
it light, streamlined and use a small diesel engine. There is no
invention necessary, just the will to do it.
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