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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Next "Model T"?

Eric Peters runs a great site; the info, ideas and discussions are simply outstanding IMO.
Here we get a two-fer.  Peters test-drives and reviews the 2013 Prius Plug-In hybrid and makes the bold statement that it might be the next generation “Model T.”  (Read the review here)  It isn’t perfect but it’s a real jump that could make the idea truly practical in a real sense.  FYI, he is no fan of hybrids/electric cars and his favorite ride is his classic Trans-Am.
Then his second article (below) is more of a response to the fact that the need for gasoline powered cars might actually hit an inflection point and asking the question, what will be the government’s response.
This is very intriging to me, I don’t believe for one second that the guv-thugs want fuel efficient cars because it will improve America.  They promote it to grift the hoi-polloi and trick the people to believe what isn’t true.  But what happens when it is true, the grift scheme they have been running becomes jeopardized.  Or does it just open the door to more taxation and even more control/monitoring?
So-called “smart meters” and “mileage taxes” replacing the “gas tax” of today is likely inevitable.

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