Saturday, January 14, 2012

The Regression of the American Auto

Behold! One of the most beautiful trucks on the market! The intimidating 2010 Chevrolet Silverado half-ton pick-up! Pulling in a hefty 15 miles per gallon.

Compare it to this beauty - the 1937 Chevrolet half-ton. It could haul over 1,000 lbs averaging...

Wait, is this right?

20.7 mpg?

How does that work?

Over seven decades of automotive development and today's pick up trucks are actually LESS fuel efficient?

1 comment:

Andy said...

Roland, I blame it on those heavy Air Bags.

Damn safety regulations...