$4.03 per gallon of regular unleaded. Ouch.
Just last year, we were all concerned about gas going up to $3.00 per gallon. Now we would give anything to have that back! Everyone was worried about their summer travel plans, airfares going up, home heating costs going up…but now that gas is another $1.00 higher, is anything going to change? Is $4.00 per gallon the new norm and now $5.00 is the new scary price?
We need electric cars asap.
We do not need to exchange oil for corn-based fuels. We do not need to extract hydrogen from water. We need electric cars with a range of a maximum of 250 miles and a top speed of 65 mph…that’s it. Personally, I don’t even need a range of 250 miles or 65 mph where I live. If I could get an electric car that went 40 miles at 45 mph I could go mostly everywhere I could ever need to go. A simple plug in at night could recharge the car in just a few hours, and using grid power would be much cleaner (and cheaper) than using fossil fuels in our individual cars. So why don’t we have these yet?
Because there is a lot of money to be made in $4.00 per gallon gasoline, growing food for fuel, and extracting hydrogen from water, that’s why. And it’s just wrong that the automotive companies, politicians and the oil companies are in cahoots together to extend this fossil fuel run for as long as they can to maximize their profits, while you and I foot the bill and pad their wallets. And while I think it is great that there are some private enterprises building cars like the Tesla electric car, it needs to be done on a grand scale so we can get the price down from $200,000 per vehicle to around $20,000. Show me an electric car that goes freeway speed and can take me a decent amount of miles before needing a charge, and I will be first in line. Bill Gates, care to get involved with electric cars? Al Gore? Richard Branson? Bueller?