I feel sorry for everyone who will have to get rid of all of their fossel fuel run cars and be forced to convert to electric cars. According to the liberal government of California this is scheduled for 2035I worked at gas stations during the various stupidities
I've had to pay over $5 a gallon in the U.S. a few times, and over $4 multiple periods of time. Thankfully, the cars I've had were pretty fuel efficient
I feel sorry for all the people that bought vehicles with not-so-great fuel efficiency. I get it that some needed them, but many only wanted them, and others didn't have a lot of choice because of what the manufacturers build and ship . . .
One of my pet peeves has always been the lack of fuel efficiency in most vehicles and the lack of progress in improving fuel efficiency. I get it that pollution control and some other things on vehicles make this more difficult, but I would think a mile per gallon improvement per year, or even every two years is feasible. Obviously, it's not economically advantageous to anyone [oil-vehicle industrial complex] except the consumer. Ditto built-in obsolescence/wear out/breakage.
Example: In 1980, I got a car that was rated at 51 mpg hwy. 2000, 49 mpg hwy. 2012, 50 mpg hwy. Yes, technology is better, but why the plateau? Oh, and if the computer in my current car is set to Japanese specs, the emissions are the same as US specs, the performance is better, and I get 72 mpg on summer fuel not running the AC