Based on what technology exists now and is reliable, TDI has a lot of promise.Probably not. Variable compression engines have a lot of promise. These will be low compression or high compression depending on load. It can combine diesel and gasoline. Too early in it's development for now but I think you'll see diesel and gasoline converge.
^^^ Yeah that. But what about Ferrari and Lambo? They are not going to sell many electric cars in a few years. They'll probably get hit with some penalty like a gas guzzler tax.It's 35 mpg across the entire fleet that a manufacturer makes. By 2016 39 mpg average. That means that to sell huge fuel guzzlers, they'll have to sell fuel sippers to balance the average. Because volume sellers are normally smaller cars and not Lincoln Town cars, these standards are not unreasonable.
2nd. Electric is just so much more efficient. But in 30 years there will be plenty of gas and diesel cars. You still have plenty of cars from the 70's and 80's on the road and if most switch to electric then gas will be cheap again!:thumbsupIMO, these standards are years away. If they can make better batteries and gas continues to get more expensive (how can it not), then economy standards will be moot. In 30 years I doubt there will be many non electric cars other than special use vehicles like off roaders. 18 wheelers will be replaced with diesel electric hybrids like locomotive engines.