06 May '11, 11pm

The Last 100 Years of Fuel Efficiency (Infographic)

Created By WellHome Energy Audits and Insulation Take a looksy at this cute little chart, if only to see how little progress there's been in fuel efficiency over the last 100 years. As you can see, we figured out how to produce cars that get 40 or so mpg some 60 years ago. And only in the last few years have we really started improving on that . Of course, fuel efficiency never really needed to improve as long as gas was cheap -- the pollution they emitted was poorly understood early on, and there was no real reason to spend too much time and energy on increasing a cars' gas mileage. You can see in the chart that there's an uptick in efficiency after the 80s, after the fallout from the 1970s oil crisis (you can sort of see this, anyway--I have no idea why the designers of this graphic included the 100 mpg Subaru concept; it's entirely unrepresentative of cars of that era. ...

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