Excerpt from Build Your Own Electric Vehicle, 2nd Edition.
Car companies are making an effort to develop or provide more fuel-efficient cars. The market wants green cars especially with gas prices being so unstable and car companies are doing well (Toyota and Honda) at producing fuel-efficient and hybrid electric cars. Now, Ford, GM, and the other car companies are either producing or developing these types of cars as well.
Furthermore, there are all the articles about car companies stepping up to manufacture and sell electric cars and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. These fuel efficient cars WILL be coming to market in the not so distant future.
We Already Have Fuel Efficient Cars
Much has been said about creating a new type of car that can get 35 mpg. In other countries where fuel is very expensive, such cars already exist. The cars are much smaller and have smaller engines.