Originally Posted by dubstar
its easily achievable... maybe not as easy in the north american market for trucks / suv's but the majority of europe / japan drive vehicles that are easily capable of 40 mpg plus now so taking them to 60 odd isnt a far stretch.
for example.. here the most fuel efficient mid size salon is claimed to be the ford fusion hybrid.... but in the europe you can buy a turbo diesel mondeo (same size) that * all over the fusions mpg, yet the big manufacturers dont sell these vehicles over here (every company has loads of excellent fuel efficient cars that they simply dont sell here)
Yes but you can put the entire europe in a few states or alaska. Try going 3 K in a bug, you wouldn' be able to stand up after the first few days. It is a different world over there.
We just got back from a 3 K round trip and only hit 3 and 1/2 states.