Forget the slow "rulemaking," the feds say, lets start saving lives as soon as possible.
Remember the Fascination, the Exemplar I, the Mohs SafariKar? No? That's because these mad-genius ventures flopped. But the stories are fascinating.
An American genius named Harry Dey introduced the Armstrong Phaeton hybrid car to an indifferent world before the turn of the century. It had a self-starter, a semi-automatic transmission, and could run on gas, electric power, or both.
A Saudi prince just bought the first Speedback GT--for $795,000. It's a Jaguar XKR under the skin, but with the looks of an Aston-Martin DB5 or DB6. In the 1960s, the company was headed by David Brown, and the new company is David Brown Automotive.
The 2016 Prius ups the ante to 52 mpg combined (56 with the Eco model), and its one big reason why the three west coast states are on target to cut oil addiction 50 percent by 2030.