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Old 10-15-2007, 03:03 PM   #1
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So, it turns out that necessity is the mother of invention (or consumer interest).

The "Necessity": the crowded streets of London required something to reduce traffic (not to mention the impacts of carbon-based emissions).

Whether you agree with it or not, the "C-Charge", or carbon emission tax, is a law over there.

The "Invention": Efficient cars that don't sacrifice emissions to get there.

The Story. So it seems that people are buying smaller cars because they have a need to drive downtown. Personally, I'd take the 'Tube'.

Could this be a lesson learned in law-driven Consumerism?


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Old 10-15-2007, 03:16 PM   #2
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I would call this a different legislative form of the Japanese Kei-Car class. Enacted for different reasons (save gas versus reduce C02), but achieving the same result (consumers buying smaller, more fuel efficient cars).

Old School SW2 EPA ... New School Civic EPA :

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