Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Time to Shine

Carl Cannon Chevy is a sponsor of my website and today I stopped by for a moment to firm up their commitment to renew for another year. While they were cutting me a check, we chatted about what Chevy has to offer in the way of fuel economy. They currently have several models that get better than 30 miles per gallon but the sales manager, Tommy Fowler told me that Chevy is coming out with a type of battery/gas hybrid that will get 150 miles per gallon. It has a small gasoline engine that is only used when the battery gets low. It is still a year or so off, but that was exciting news to me.
I thought to myself, if we develop cars that can get over a hundred miles a gallon, that will in essence multiply our gas supply by five (assuming the average car gets twenty miles a gallon).
I truly believe that this is what it will take to live and be mobile in the future. It will take extraordinary circumstances to reduce the price of oil significantly so the only alternative is to use less....much less fuel.
I know we will go through some hard times, but sometimes it takes a kick in the teeth to shake us out of our apathy. We have some very smart people here in this country - I think it is time to let them shine.

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