Yesterday, as part of a larger post, I linked here, to a story about the Ewert brothers, who converted their family’s Prius so that it gets 100 mpg, on about 35 cents worth of electricity. This morning, they were interviewed on CNN, and the anchor asked them if they had been contacted by any major car companies.
Then the anchor asked them “why not start your own business?” They basically said that they did this because they didn’t like what was happening with oil throughout the world, but they hoped some larger company, with more resources, could do this on a massive scale.
It took them two years…one full year of research, then a year of installing and tweaking it until they got it right. 2 years, and roughly 3000 dollars. 100 mpg.
You cannot convince me that there is no market for these cars. Why is it that this story is getting such little attention? This seems to me to be a perfect opportunity for our beloved free market to do it’s thing.
I don’t even see that much buzz about this on blogs. 100 mpg. Cut that in half, and its a god-send to millions of working families. Not to mention the jobs!
Where the hell is the excitement?