Chapter 2:. Reinventing the Wheels. Automotive Transportation. The largest industry in the world 5 of the 7 largest U.S. industrial firms produce cars or their fuel. Contemporary Automobile: Embarrassingly Inefficient.
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Reinventing the Wheels
Comfort & refinement of Lexus
80-200 miles per gallon
600-800 mile range between fill ups
0 air emissions
Technical - no
Economic - no
Cultural - yes!
The Problem of “Excessive Automobility”
Too much driving by too many people in too many cars!
Alan During of Northwest Environment Watch explains ...
“Most people believe the alternative to cars is better transit-in truth, its better neighborhoods.”
“… (make) the car an accessory of life rather than its central organizing principle.”