“In a previous column, I raised the question of how consumers will react to a new generation of Corporate Average Fuel Economy-mandated high-tech, higher-mileage, smaller and less safe vehicles. This has stirred up some debate and is a question I will explore in more depth in future columns. For now, I will talk more fully about the issue of safety. Safety ties to the issue of CAFE, as it is believed that one of the ways that car companies will respond to higher fuel-economy standards is to reduce the weight of vehicles offered. Lower weight equates directly to higher mileage. The ways to accomplish a weight loss are to offer smaller vehicles or to build vehicles using lighter-weight materials (high tensile steel, aluminum and particularly carbon composites) – or to build vehicles employing a combination of smaller size and lighter materials. These materials offer real fuel savings, but they also raise a vehicle’s cost”
Safety or fuel economy? An interesting question
Honda CR-V, Odyssey and Civic Are Three of the 10 Best Family Cars of 2012, According to Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.comHonda CR-V, Odyssey and Civic Are Three of the 10 Best Family Cars of 2012, According to Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com
“02/29/2012 Three Honda vehicles have been named a 10 Best Family Car by Kelley Blue Book’s kbb.com. The 2012 Honda CR-V, 2012 Honda Odyssey and 2012 Honda Civic have all
Are you able to help The Bahamas in Dorian’s Aftermath?Are you able to help The Bahamas in Dorian’s Aftermath?
If you can help in any way. No donation too big or too small. For International Donors: Click here: Rotary District 7020 Click here: Rotary Foundation Donor Advised Fund #