Why bother with high mileage cars?
I noticed that the government in its efforts to save the environment and gain energy independence is mandating increased fuel mileage standards for our future modes of transportation.
This needn’t distress the automobile manufacturers as we will never need vehicles that meet those standards.
The government however is going to save the environment and gain total energy independence using these standards.
After all, no one will be able to drive this new generation of vehicle. The highways will continue to deteriorate and finally become impassable and all of the bridges and overpasses will have weight restrictions allowing only pedestrian traffic.
If the future elected officials can somehow find a way to save our transportation infrastructure so that we can actually drive vehicles that can meet the proposed mileage standards, who among us will be able to afford the cost?
Allowing for the inflationary cost of fuel and the escalating cost of highway maintenance, if in fact we are still using gasoline, it will probably retail for $8.50 per gallon, including fuel taxes.