[ExI] Most Fuel Efficient Cars (was: Selling the Green Economy)

Dave Sill sparge at gmail.com
Tue Apr 28 18:50:20 UTC 2009

On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 12:36 PM, Max More <max at maxmore.com> wrote:
> Article by Robert Samuelson:
> http://www.newsweek.com/id/195233

Not to hijack the thread, but while reading that article I saw a promo
for "America's Most Fuel Efficient Cars"
(http://www.newsweek.com/id/123631). The Prius topped the list in the
mid 40's. By number 5 we're down to the mid 30's.

WTF!? Ten years ago I had a Geo Metro XFi that routinely got 55+ MPG
in mixed city/highway driving. Granted, that was a pretty spartan car
(crank windows, no A/C) by today's standards. But VW has a 70+ MPG car
today that's probably more mainstream

What's it going to take to get a truly fuel efficient car available in
the US? How do/will fuel cell cars compare in terms of efficiency and


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