OK apparently there is enough oil to sell gas at less than $3.00 a gallon, for now. It is a limited resource however. So are car manufactures going to go to vehicles like this:
So might uptake of "neighborhood vehicles" lower speeds on arterial roads?The Peapod will be available as a one-seater, two-seater or utility van and has a 30-mile range per charge. The car was developed by Chrysler-owned Green Eco Mobility (GEM) and prices are said to start at around $20,000.
The company plans to build the cars in existing factories near key markets to save money and reduce life-cycle CO2 emissions. The downside is that the Peapod reaches maximum speed at 25 mph, which limits its use to either downtown or neighborhood driving.
Here is Tata's version... an air driven car.
Max speed of 35MPH.
I would sure rather "share the road" with these, over 3 ton smog spewing SUVs.