Cheap gasoline can come from two areas, at the pump or by how much, or more precisely how little fuel the car or truck uses. Efficiency is the most prevalent during the biggest fuel crisis in history. The traditional U.S. car and truck producers -- General Motors, Ford and Chrysler -- are regrettably the least prepared for change. They fixed their fortunes on the big SUVs and pickups and right now the smaller foreign car producers seem to be leading the thrust toward more hybrids.
Americans now know that the era of cheap gasoline is history and are now deliberately searching for more cost proficient ways to travel. Government needs to cultivate a market for fuel efficiency, although the consumers are no longer waiting for the government to act. With the public becoming more aware of the water for fuel technology people are starting to make the shift on their own toward Hydrogen hybrids.
It's not a national tragedy for someone to trade an Expedition for a Taurus. But many are choosing to turn that Expedition into a more fuel efficient hybrid, which is of course the best alternative since we can no longer get cheap gas. At the pump, cheap gas may be in the past, but greater fuel efficiency is the mark of the future for us all.
More than 60 percent of our oil use goes for transportation, subjugated by in large by road travel. It is startlingly that two-thirds of the world's oil still lie in and around the Persian Gulf area and this flow could be interrupted at any time for a wide range of reasons that include but are not limited to - terrorism, war, and domestic upheaval, just to name a few. Many other major oil exporters are similarly fickle when it comes to oil production.
It's a misconception to think that more fuel-efficient vehicles means that we will all have to drive the smallest of cars and trucks. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Fuel efficiency isn't determined by the size of your auto but by the performance of its engine's fuel burning efficiency. We have to look at the efficiency of the cars we are driving and that will determine how much or how little fuel we use in the future. And, of course that will determine if we will be buying cheap gas ever again.
Car companies can shift toward producing more fuel efficient hybrids, although, we don't have to wait for them to start producing these new cars and trucks because it is now very easy to convert your existing car or truck into a hydrogen from water hybrid very cheaply.
Because of their price, new hybrid sales will amount to a meager 234,000 sales out of about 17 million. On average, hybrids cost $3,000 to $4,000 more than conventional cars. Again, as of late, many people are finding it much cheaper to convert their own cars and trucks to hydrogen hybrids for less than a couple of hundred dollars. Because of this, I predict that in the near future, Ford, Chrysler and the rest of the major car and truck manufacturers will "inexplicably" discover a way to produce and sell hybrids at the same price or cheaper than conventional auto prices. With or without them, the world is moving back toward cheap gas.