Really?According to this article, smarts won't do well in the US. The whole "bigger is better" mentality.....
Americans are not big on very small cars - The Driver's Seat- msnbc.com
How did that plan work out for you GM?GM customer studies have shown that Americans, who pay relatively little for gas compared with drivers in other countries, generally prefer bigger vehicles, Group Vice President John Smith said in March. Rising gas prices are boosting demand for small cars, but truly tiny cars like the Smart are unlikely to make gains unless gas prices go significantly higher, he said.
$3.22 - Well here, have a look : Gasoline prices match 1981 record at $3.22 a gallon - USATODAY.comNice digging in the graveyard Pands
And what was the Definition of High gas Prices in June of 07?....
1. All the more reason to enjoy the cheap gas, while we can. Trading a few MPG for complete boredom with the driving experience is a fool's choice.You know, this type of cheap gas mentality is just going to turn around and bite us all in the arse.
I would have to say, I would doubt you could get anyone to trade what you drive for a Tesla Roadster:twak:3. The feds are presently incentivizing electrics, and the likes of Tesla are designing really exciting products. Even with only a 200 mile range, I'll gladly trade my "just a car" for a Tesla Roadster, any day. Ditto, if they ever get a sedan or couple to market. There's just no excuse for boring hybrids, electrics or minicars. None.