For a mere $14,500, the future of cars is here. The Smart Car ForTwo is waiting for you.
This car was in the parking lot of a very large outdoor shopping mall.
The Smart car is fighting against the mathematics of division. A gallon of gasoline has about 125,000 BTUs of energy. The “budget” of energy becomes close to impossible to shave down
10 mpg = 12,500 BTUs/mile 12.5 = 10,000 25 = 5,000 30 = 4,166 35 = 3,751 40 = 3,125 45 = 2,777 50 = 2,500 60 = 2,083
Did you say you wanted air conditioning? Headlights? Windshield wipers?
In the midst of the other nonsense, Congress passed a law outlawing physics. In 2025, the CAFE will require 54.5 mpg. The behavior of division works on cost per mile also. At $2 a gallon for gasoline, driving 10,000 miles @ 50 mpg costs $400 a year for gasoline. At 25 mpg, it would cost $800. The difference is about one car payment, and a 1000% nicer and safer car.
Motorcycles typically get around 50 mpg. If you use the oil to grow food to feed a human to ride a bicycle, you can get to about 70 mpg.
Any Republicans advocating repeal or rollback of CAFE standards? The Overton window has already absorbed that opinion. Is it window smashing time?