Yes: High gas mileage models have several significant payoffs; No: New diesel vehicles are more environment friendly
Electric cars and powered roads are the way. This would allow electric cars to
ditch most of their batteries reducing cost significantly. Power lines NEXT to
the road instead of under it are Dumb when we have a crisis on several fronts
due to petrol usage. Dozens of proposals for putting the continual
power/charging station IN the roads have been proposed but since it takes public
investment it goes nowhere. The same technology facilitates cars that drive
themselves, a welcome transition.Yet we are spending trillion in the
middle East to protect U.S. "interests".
Much of the benefits of a hybrid vehicle could be had if people would learn to
accelerate gently. Accelerating aggressively is very fuel inefficient and most
of what a hybrid vehicle does is put the vehicle and battery mode during
acceleration.My advice skip the added expense and hassle of a hybrid
vehicle and learn to drive in a way that uses less gas.
I now own two german diesels..... and I have to say I prefer them to their gas
powered equivalents. I am looking forward to this doubling of available cars.
The fact that I could drive from Provo to San Jose, Ca on a single tank 18
gallon tank of gas just makes me smile. Provo to Durham on two refiles....just
silly... my wallet is laughing the whole time.