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naturallyaspirated:

surviving-singularity:

naturallyaspirated:

blackumi:

BACK WHEN YOU COULD DRIVE ACROSS THE FUCKING COUNTRY WITH ~$40

Damn

What pisses me off is the fact that this thing averaged 38mpg. Why are cars getting worse and worse gas mileage?! Isn’t this shit getting harder to find? You would think after so long of using gas we would have more efficient vehicles.

That is a really complicated thing though. A lot of factors come into play. Some of them, talking strictly internal combustion engines (ICEs), may be:
For starters, you have the possibility that high-efficiency designs and patents from over the years have been bought up by oil companies, or whoever, and locked away to ensure dependency and sales.
Then there is the fact that, while engines may have become more efficient, automobiles have also become much heavier due to safety and comfort standards. 
Another thing to consider is that most people want some get-up-and-go from whatever they drive, so automakers usually balance efficiency with performance to provide “merging power.”
One last point that comes to mind is that even if automakers produced cars that achieved super great efficiency, it would most likely be at the cost of comfort and performance, and possibly involve more costly materials or manufacturing processes. Most people wouldn’t purchase it so there wouldn’t really be a market for it.
In recent years, Volkswagen has designed a hyper efficient car, called the Volkswagen XL1, that can achieve 240 mpg-US, but they only made 250. There have been a handful of very notable attempts to make high-efficiency ICE automobiles in recent decades but most don’t make it due to a lack of market, to costly, no backing, or any number of other reasons.
It is fair to think that we should have much more efficient vehicles by this point in time, but it is not fair to ignore the progress that has been made. We have more power per liter and more miles per gallon on average than at any point in our past.
The bottom line is that the general production of high efficiency vehicles can only move as fast as the market moves. When the consumer is ready to take the step, the demand will be there and the market will have to answer.

naturallyaspirated:

surviving-singularity:

naturallyaspirated:

blackumi:

BACK WHEN YOU COULD DRIVE ACROSS THE FUCKING COUNTRY WITH ~$40

Damn

What pisses me off is the fact that this thing averaged 38mpg. Why are cars getting worse and worse gas mileage?! Isn’t this shit getting harder to find? You would think after so long of using gas we would have more efficient vehicles.

That is a really complicated thing though. A lot of factors come into play. Some of them, talking strictly internal combustion engines (ICEs), may be:

  • For starters, you have the possibility that high-efficiency designs and patents from over the years have been bought up by oil companies, or whoever, and locked away to ensure dependency and sales.
  • Then there is the fact that, while engines may have become more efficient, automobiles have also become much heavier due to safety and comfort standards.
  • Another thing to consider is that most people want some get-up-and-go from whatever they drive, so automakers usually balance efficiency with performance to provide “merging power.”
  • One last point that comes to mind is that even if automakers produced cars that achieved super great efficiency, it would most likely be at the cost of comfort and performance, and possibly involve more costly materials or manufacturing processes. Most people wouldn’t purchase it so there wouldn’t really be a market for it.

In recent years, Volkswagen has designed a hyper efficient car, called the Volkswagen XL1, that can achieve 240 mpg-US, but they only made 250. There have been a handful of very notable attempts to make high-efficiency ICE automobiles in recent decades but most don’t make it due to a lack of market, to costly, no backing, or any number of other reasons.

It is fair to think that we should have much more efficient vehicles by this point in time, but it is not fair to ignore the progress that has been made. We have more power per liter and more miles per gallon on average than at any point in our past.

The bottom line is that the general production of high efficiency vehicles can only move as fast as the market moves. When the consumer is ready to take the step, the demand will be there and the market will have to answer.

(Source: fredsmotorcity, via imjustdazedandconfused)

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37 minutes ago

bravedad:

i wonder how many people i’m in the “i’d be down if you asked” zone with

(via dutchster)

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mesitka:

I recently realized that my biggest inspiration is not a person, but things - traditional and folk clothing from all over the world.
And then there’s been a lot of Sailor Moon on my dash and the colour palette of Sailor Mars reminded me of Czech and Slovak folk clothes.

mesitka:

I recently realized that my biggest inspiration is not a person, but things - traditional and folk clothing from all over the world.

And then there’s been a lot of Sailor Moon on my dash and the colour palette of Sailor Mars reminded me of Czech and Slovak folk clothes.

(via elphabaforpresidentofgallifrey)

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43 minutes ago

evil-bones-mccoy:

gazzymouse:

too-cool-for-facebook:

crankystalfos:

jackiemakescomics:

captaintsundere:

authormichals:

Manueluv and I are convinced Agent K is Coulson’s father. Hell, MIB is even owned by Marvel. 

Welp. Never gonna unsee this.

Shiiiiiiiiiiiit

HEADCANON ACCEPTED SO FAST I THINK I BROKE SOMETHING

Guys - who do you think told Phil all those stories about Cap?

THIS POST IS OVER 2 YEARS OLD AND IT JUST. GOT. BETTER.

/screams loudly

(Source: bisexualethanhunt, via zanetheaiden)

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48 minutes ago

thundercrumbs:

selfiekween:

MY MAiN GOAL iS TO BLOW UP AND ACT LiKE i DON’T KNOW NOBODY

he laughs like waluigi

(Source: liteskint, via thepacificrimjob)

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49 minutes ago

zohbugg:

casibarria:

These are photos of children crying for some great reasons, and these are my favorites lol.

whenever I tell people I don’t want kids, they get all indignant like “oh you say that now.” Then I just send them this photoset.

(via ruinedchildhood)

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52 minutes ago

thranduilings:

frxdo:

idc if it’s true or not this headline is all that matters to me. x

(via owl-elmtree)

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1 hour ago

kallielef:

When the seas and mountains fall

And we come, to end of days

In the dark, I hear a call

Calling me there, 

I will go there

And back again

(via owl-elmtree)

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1 hour ago
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