posted on Dec, 26 2007 @ 05:00 PM
It is not a matter of different tastes- it is a matter of Federal and State legislation that prevents innovation and downsizing of on-highway vehicles
beyond a certain minimum oil-consuption target. We hear futuretech TV shows blowing hot air about futurecars made from unobtanium and powered by
exoticum that will be available 'in the future', when cars with equal or better gas mileage Exist- Right Now! If Henry Ford reappeared in a
wormhole, he couldn't sell new Model T's for on-highway use under the current law.
There is an ultracool passenger van and 4WD truck being made in Oklahoma (now if that ain't American, what is) that gets phenomenal mileage. I am
starting a letter-writing campaign to get this class of vehicle approved for use on-road. If Amish can drive buggies on the street, why can't I drive
By the way, I commute to work on a 100 mile-per-gallon Honda motorized bicycle. I am not alone. And I love what all the money it saves me buys for my
family and I. These smaller vehicles pollute less, use fewer scarce resources, save gas, and are a joy to drive and park. Hard to get dead in a crash
at 25 MPH; these could revolutionize the Oil Crisis and make war un-neccesary.
Tiger is making electric, gas, diesel, and hybrid models: TIGER TRUCKS.
The military is also using these- Hummers aren't the only 'mules'