As some of you might know, the Government has passed a law saying that by 2016, all car companys must have a company average of 37.8 (or 38.8, cant exactly remember) MPG highway.
What do think about it?
While the intentions of using less Oil, and reducing our dependence on it is a Good thing, I think that passing a law to require certain standards is not the way to go about getting this change.
I think that it would make much more sense to place a much higher tax on gas, causing people to want to buy more fuel friendly cars. Once the market is there, Car companys will start to make these cars. You get the same effect of having fuel efficient cars, but with a tax, it would be more natural for the economy. At the same time this could help generate money to put back into the roads and infrastructure. Obviously this tax would not happen overnight, but gradually increased over years.
In addition, these regulations are seriously going to hit the high proformace market, if not destroy it. With a tax we could keep this market, and if you want a car like that, you can have it, just be willing to really open your pockets.
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