Saturday, November 29, 2008

Truck Sales in America

I heard on NPR the other day that with falling gas prices that small trucks are America’s biggest sellers again. If the economy ever recovers gas prices will shoot right back up. China and India alone will force prices up and everyone knows it. I wish I understood America’s attention span.

Cooper has made a Mini that gets 100 miles on a charge. The Tesla gets more than that and it uses cell phone batteries that recharge in a few hours.

Why are we bailing out the big 3 when they can only come up with the Volt? It gets 40 miles on a charge and they’re saying the battery technology isn’t quite there yet.

This money should go into R&D to bring prices down to a consumer level for companies that really work.

The big 3 will eat the money up, we’ll be broke and things will go right back to the way things were.

1 comment:

...Sharon said...

I've never trusted the car companies since seeing the documentary "Who Killed the Electric Car" (released in 2006) - all about the electric cars tested successfully in 1996. ALL electric with NO need for gasoline. Each car was taken back and secretly destroyed. In 1996!

Let the oil companies bail out the auto industry. After all, what will they do without each other...?