[ExI] Oil will never run out

Sondre Bjellås sondre-list at bjellas.com
Sun Jun 29 18:44:12 UTC 2008

If everyone had small and tiny cars it would be all right, and then
heavy-transport could have their own lane together with buss (public
transport). There seem to be no end to how large the Americans wants their
cars to be ... makes me think the same happens with guns in the US: the
bigger, faster and better they get, the more you need them. The end result
is very obvious - not only more deaths, but more certain deaths when
"accidents" occur.

Think there was a story in Donald Duck where they had rubber-plastic cars
that repelled when they crashed, nice idea...


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> We will come to
> understand comments such as a politician's recent assertion that we could
> have cars that get 100 mpg, had we invested sufficient billions of dollars
> in research.  The fact remains that we don't need research, we can already
> build cars that get 100 mpg.


For sure true.  My 1989 Geo Metro (the 4 door mini-stationwagon one) easily
got more
than 55 mpg on the highway when I went (alone) to visit my son in college in
state. And 50 mpg around here in my daily driving.

My understanding is that since that time "they" have fussed around with what
is in
the gasoline (for emission control, not efficiency) so now such mileage is
possible for my little Geo, but it still is doing better than the Honda
Hybrid I was
looking at the other day. The owner of the Honda was quite dissapointed to
that, you can be sure. ;)

I realize safety features are heavy and sacrifice efficiency, but my aim is
to NOT
get into a wreck in the first place. Been there once, don't want to do it
again.  A
little flimsy car is an eye opener folks, kinda like riding a bicycle on a
road. You get to pay attention to the driving, not talk on the phone!


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