Excellent point. I'm a firm believer that all cars are bad. Even ones utilizing some zero pollution based drive system. Cars are very dangerous, and the infrastructure they require is a detriment to social interaction. It used to be, before automobiles were so prevalent, that people would walk many places they needed to go. There were many bustling city markets where people would interact. This would lead to better understanding of one another, other people's perspectives and lifestyles. Now that we're all in cars, everyone else is out to get you. Everyone on the road is an idiot. You have to avoid them to be safe.flunkysama said:That's ignoring half the picture, eveyone seems to be forgetting that gas used = MPG * miles driven. Drive less and you will use less gas. We also need to get people to drive less.
Everyone here loves to brag about what great gas milage they are getting, but who here is bragging abouit how few miles they drive and how little gas they are actually using evey year.
Everyone ignores this because it's not something that can be fixed with tech. It requires a change in lifestyle and infrastructure. Our lifestyle is increasingly pushing us to drive more and more. Infrastructure is being built that requires us to drive further and more often. Almost everyone's dreamhouse located miles in the country, miles away from everything, miles from your job, schools, stores, etc. Which means you'll be driving all those extra miles for everything, wasting gas and polluting the air. (How dare I say that your dream is bad!)
My other vehicle was a Trek 6000 mountain bike. Until it got stolen. :x