Makes sense. I got an inside scoop from someone working in the refineries that gas prices will be 7 BUCKS this summer. So thinking 'small' is looking better with each passing day.In the good ol' U.S. micro cars can't pass all the crash test crap they require....I'm not sure why they have to, I don't think any of my motorcycles would pass a crash test.
Well they said that 4 bucks a gallon couldn't happen either. Actually 7 bucks a gallon might be a bit conservative considering a looming war with Iran...and the eventual shutdown of the Straits of Hormuz. When you see Americans flocking to Mexico to buy gas, well it just goes to show you our current state of affairs.
Wired 14.03: STARTA123's real target, however, is your car. Chiang says A123's cells could lighten a Toyota Prius' 100-pound battery by as much as 80 percent and help boost any hybrid's performance. The quick recharging time - the M1 takes five minutes to reach 90 percent capacity - plus high peak power also would be ideal for plug-in versions of gas-electric vehicles. With a bit more research, the world's roads may someday see fast, zero-carbon autos that zip past gas guzzlers and tank up from the grid faster than a rest-stop Starbucks can serve you a latte.