A Fuel-Efficient Vehicle – Can It Be Truly So Difficult To Develop?

When buying a new car, gas economy was a key factor for at least one-third of American car buyers|Around one third of new car customers in America regarded fuel economy an important factor.. Jogging stroller Given the preoccupation today with smog, global warming and America’s dependence on international sources of oil, it’s actually shocking to learn that as long ago as 1992 a car that got 100 miles to the gallon was built by General Motors. Car wrap Melbourne Yet another car, the GM TPC, which looked a lot like the Geo Metro, weighed only 1000 pounds and could easily get 75 miles per gallon. However, to be able to meet American safety regulations, the 3-cylinder vehicle required reinforcement weighing 200 pounds, which resulted in further development being discarded.

It was in no way the only protype developed by GM which ended up on the scrapheap. A few of these were the 1982 GM Lean Machine which did 80 miles per gallon, and the GM Ultralite which did 100 mpg. GM had been offering cars to the shopping public in 1992 that did 20 mpg, while Honda was getting 50 mpg with their Civic VX, but right then GM already covertly had cars doing 100 miles per gallon. Bob stroller Given that cars have already been built that get 100 miles per gallon, then why are they not being offered to the general public?

Another perplexing thing is that many companies, while selling fuel-eficient vehicles in foreign countries, are selling traditional gas guzzlers in the US. Best running stroller Buyers in Japan and Europe have for many years now had the opportunity to get cars that do 70 miles per gallon and more. A case in point of a car never marketed within the US and capable of 78 mpg, is the Lupo by Volkswagen. In 2007, Honda in the united states released the FIT, elsewhere known as the Jazz. You will find economy-boosting selections with the Jazz in Japan, such as a smaller engine and other ways to reduce consumption, but not so with the Fit in the US.

Auto manufacturers in America tell their public that they make big autos because they, the public, love big autos. Needless to say they generate big money on SUVs, and practically nothing on a small two-person commuter. Commercials have convinced the citizens of the US that Tanks on Wheels are an absolute must to have. It is quite apparent where the large companies’ interests lay when you consider that they have never offered options. Rather than being associated with SUVs, GM today could have been recognized as a leader in fuel-economic vehicles. Many other manufacturers also have developed fuel-efficient cars, but they’ve all done the same as GM by not offering them to Americans.

We live in a world that has waged wars over oil, that has been polluted, and car makers have never even given the choice to people in this country of fuel-efficient cars. Consider how many people who were never given the choice would have been overjoyed to have a car that was fuel-efficient? Could it be time to recover those abandoned designs and, again, start building those vehicles that were once built a long time ago?

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