Buyers of the big vehicles Americans like end up subsidizing the few buyers of the small cars nobody wants. From Eric Peters at ericpetersautos.com:
If it’s true that most buyers want “fuel efficient” cars why aren’t they buying them?
It’s a question that’s almost never asked whenever the subject of federal fuel economy standards – which are mandates – comes up. Probably because the answer isn’t what those pushing for higher federal fuel economy standards want to hear.
Their argument is that buyers pine for vehicles that use less gas but the eeeeeeeeevilcar industry – in cahoots with the even more eeeeeeeeeeevil oil industry refuses to design them.
Forces them them to buy “gas hogs.”
Enter Uncle. He will fix it! Using force.