Uhhh, that doesn't smell right.As for Hummers, Spinella explains, the life of these cars averaged across various models is over 300,000 miles. By contrast, Prius' life – according to Toyota's own numbers – is 100,000 miles.
But I get the 'economies of scale' argument. I don't think it offsets the first quote however.But the biggest reason why a Hummer's energy use is so low is that it shares many components with other vehicles and therefore its design and development energy costs are spread across many cars.
Market forces? :huh:Do you feel that is the best approach, or should it be modified by market forces?
Why does there have to be a price to drive on the road? Aren't base taxes high enough to cover that?Unless you privatise all road construction (not really possible and only arguably economically sensible) you cannot really market price road access. If you did, you might well find high prices for city centres, since the land value is high to establish high capital costs, and the demand for usage is high....
Oh, politicians never have sufficient money to spend, do they?Why does their have to be a price to drive on the road? Aren't base taxes high enough to cover that?
Oh, I have lots of things I don't need ... but that isn't the point ... we aren't talking about ME ... :eyebrows:...and this from a man with VFR750, RC51, Hawk-GT, KDX200, XR100, Simson 125SM :thumb: :evilaugh:
But at least it's still their choice.Market forces? :huh:
Oh, you mean the propaganda big business sells to people to get them to buy stuff they don't need, for higher prices, so they can make more profit. That same process that moved people away from fairly economical minivans to brute force style SUV's and trucks so they can "handle all of the weather" and "be prepared for anything" ... yet never get into anything that you couldn't get through with the lowliest econobox.
Business creates a market, then people go that way (like cattle) even if the ultimate result is not good. There has to be some positive pressures applied to get people to move in a positive way ... in this case, drive an efficient vehicle or take public transportation.