Jan 24, 2015
"better fuel economy is part of the equation." That is true and yet NOT true. Better fuel economy overall from the fact that there are more vehicles on the road that get 25 to 50 mpg, but there is no real improvement in fuel economy of individual vehicles and we had better mileage out of vehicles from the late 1970's to around 2003 when we had some that were getting 52 5o 58 mpg. We don't have any of those on the road from the factories now, and about 52 mpg is the best, unless you include the recently released Elio or some other similar alternatives. The one to three million of us who modify and improve the fuel economy of vehicles by 10 to 30% is a more significant factor as well as the fact that 100 million+ can no longer afford a vehicle, insurance, gas, etc., and that number grows every year. It's more likely closer to 120 million now for that matter.