quote: Cars will be smaller, less safe
quote: However, I don't think the plane analogy is applicable to cars, because light plane vs heavy plane is a difference of kind, whereas light car vs heavy car is usually a difference of degree.
quote: Using your argument its safer to crash in a 747 then a Cessna because the 747 is bigger.
quote: Automakers are all using that newfound efficiency however, to enable them to create large heavy vehicles with many hundreds of horsepower, while still getting the same MPG as before. In other words, they are keeping MPG the same, in order to give the consumer a larger and faster vehicle.
quote: If instead, they reduced size and power, and used the efficiency to deliver superior MPG, they could create some really fuel efficient stuff.
quote: Even the Big-3 sell some amazing small turbo-diesels in Europe, but they refuse to bring them here. Why? Profit margin.
quote: In Europe for example, 50 MPG is blah, while 50 mpg is nearly unattainable in the US.
quote: Let the consumers choose which cars get made, not Washington.