Speaking of cars...Italians are paying $9.50/gallon of gasoline now (http://peakoil.com/consumption/itali...ly-drive-home/). If there are any Italians following this thread you would greatly benefit from a setup similar to mine or other Papamotor members.
President Obama just raised the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) limit to 54.5 mpg for 2025. At the same time, the IMF's research department has issued a report and accompanying video(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZmJK...ure=plpp_video) stating that the oil price will need to double in 10 years to grow world oil production to the 0.9% EIA predictions.
Coincidence? I don't think so. If people can't handle higher and higher gas prices then the vehicles they drive will need to get much better gas mileage to offset the higher, $10.00+/gallon fuel costs in the near future.