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.