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Old 10-15-2007, 04:03 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, 04:16 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).

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