Are either lying to us or they’re totally incompetent. That’s the only conclusion that I can draw. Why would I say such a thing? Well, in the course of my reading today I ran across a most fascinating little gem over on the Popular Mechanics site.
There I found an article about some folks doing some really interesting work in new car designs. A small company called Aptera Vehicles is putting out an all electric car with a 120 mile range before it needs an 8 hour recharge. Next year they’re planning on a plug-in hybrid that they’re expecting to get 300 mpg for the first 120 miles and should never get LESS than 130 mpg. The only downside to these cars is that they’re two seaters with aerodynamic shapes to reduce drag. A lot of people might need to think about weight loss diet pills to get into the things.
Fortunately, they’re also working on something larger, an actual four seat vehicle that’ll have a bit more room in it. One of the great things about these cars is that they’re not some kind of science fiction “car of the future” crap. They’re real vehicles and they’re even priced so that real people have a chance at getting one. I’ll admit that *I* consider $30,000 to be high, but there’s a lot of people that would consider that a bargain.
The real crime here is that this kind of thing is showing us what many have believed has been true all along, that “big oil” and the automotive industry *could* have done this kind of thing years ago if they’d wanted to. They didn’t because there was more money in keeping everybody tied to gasoline and petroleum products.
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