More Efficient Cars
There are a lot of questions surrounding the efficiency of automobiles today. Since the industrial revolution we have been able to move faster and further thanks to fossil fuel. We went from horses to carriages and then to cars. At first the benefits of this change greatly outweighed any downfalls that may have been noticed. As time moved on however, those kinks were noticed and it is a very big deal today.
Although the creation of cars and others vehicles was a huge convenience, people have failed to see the detrimental effects they cause. Many argue that the use of oil and its contribution to global warming is a huge issue, and that automobiles should be more fuel-efficient; this is something that the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) works to do. On the other hand, there are those who believe that the works of the CAFE should be taken away for their efforts have not been effective. Besides the CAFE, other stakeholders in this issue include the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), United States Congress, automobile manufacturers, and automobile consumers. Sub-issues dealing with whether cars should be fuel-efficient include the amounts of oil used, safety issues, and issues relating to employment and the economy. As cars have become a way of life, they have also become damaging to the atmosphere. With that we have growing emissions pollution problems and high oil and gas prices.