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-- -- vehicle getting 35 miles per gallon on the road.
But Scarborough is the editor in chief over -- dot com says it won't be an easy road or for that matter but cheap -- of Karl.
Where is this going I mean how doable is it when I heard the president say.
Getting to 35 miles per gallon we can take advantage of off the cell technology.
I've looked at the cells in my garage there's nothing on my cells that can make this happen overnight so what happened.
You don't have that hundred mile per gallon carburetor sitting in now and I'd look especially -- -- will definitely.
That's too bad well.
It's a very simple proposition here you pay more for less car and everything works great okay if if you pay.
More for technology that's gonna get you better mileage you get a smaller car.
With lower power and less space inside and I incited and possibly less luxury features.
And you can get 35 miles per gallon I think Americans will will love the concept of paying more for less.
But what -- -- that wind is that the president's back and even those who are are pushing this environmental.
And I don't know world prices are going but a lot of -- experts say they're going higher because it's finite supply the global economy is gonna pick up.
I know the president -- -- of this environmental -- three dollars and fifty cent a gallon gas by 26 -- That seems fairly doable to me -- -- at the least so.
Navy is not so crazy what what do you make it.
Well there's some upsides to this for sure that the standard -- -- Fuel mileage requirements cleans up a big mess that was causing a lot of manufacturers -- I think that's one of the things that they genuinely are are happy about it pleased with.
And I think it's good that that we're gonna see a standardization that they can all work toward.
The bottom line is Americans have always shown a passion for cars with plenty of power and lots of space increasingly more space in the last 1015 years.
And they're not to be able to get that that will not be available to them if the average has to be 35 point five miles per gallon.
In seven years -- what -- -- advances so depressed and -- just affording these cars.
And we can't afford to eat we lose weight anyway and eventually do -- in.
Well what I think it's gonna happen is a lot of people are gonna be keeping an older cars and I'm telling people right now you've got a powerful.
Roomy car hang onto it it's it's an endangered species that is -- Really because I know -- you know I'm a little older than you but I do remember when we had this seven these gas scare and everyone was going to be riding around in these.
We're ten toes and announced that -- about the size of my kids matchbox car.
And and all of a sudden.
This this destiny of the world proved to be short -- we were back in the big cars then these suvs came along.
And everything went back to the future which went back to the past now.
Well it wasn't short lived -- -- -- I mean that all started in about 7273.
You say and in my opinion the dark ages of the American automobile industry at least the last one.
Was about fourteen years it took about to the late eighties before things like decent power and capable.
Luxury cars came back it was a pretty it was a pretty literally humble lifestyle you know cars for a minute and I -- will but I'm.
Can have but I mean I remember the first suvs and went when American motors is someone didn't really lousy yes I think they got like three or four feet down.
And you know.
Did did not you know barn burning success stories now when it comes to fuel visited but -- a heck -- a lot better -- -- work.
So just -- -- -- still it does does this happen you know in any way you can have your big vehicle and you can have.
Yeah relatively good fuel assistance.
You can have whatever you want you know it costs money that's the trick so whatever we're -- -- itself is gonna cause a lot.
Exactly you want a powerful and fuel efficient large vehicle absolutely available.
Are you gonna get it for you know amid high twenties like you can now you're the low twenties depending on the modeling -- after.
Maybe not maybe dad.
You know the government -- thirteen hundred dollars I think that's a bit optimistic.
And again if they don't you say forget -- -- -- what do you think it really it's.
Well I think to get an equivalent sized vehicle with the same power but the mileage that they're asking for.
I think that's going to be thousands and thousands of dollars I think what you're going to see is.
Vehicles shrinking in size and shrinking potentially and in horse power.
And then and still an increase in in cost and that you might get where they want us to be.
I'm not -- her -- cars are getting smaller and getting bigger that's not a good combination Carl thank you very much we're gonna have to.
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