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Old 05-10-2019, 08:35 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by War_Wagon View Post
now that fuel here is $1.78 a liter, and likely to go over $2 a liter, I need to dust off my stash of old nerdy Hondas.
Sadly, little economy cars are at the wrong end of the scale for generating interest in your neck of the woods:

'Bags of money' being used to buy luxury cars in B.C., according to new money laundering report

Money launderers aren't interested in saving fuel, so maybe you just need to charge more for your efficient cars!

On a serious note, I really do wonder how much of an impact Van's high prices are having on people's driving habits & vehicle choices. Everything I've read suggests people adapt to steadily increasing fuel costs and adjust their budget. Big behavioral changes only happen in response to shocks. Does the latest price spike equal a shock? (Given the media interest, maybe that's a sign it does.)

Canadians pay much more for fuel than Americans, yet our vehicle choices are less efficient overall, measured by distance driven:

A recent report by the International Energy Agency shows that Canada’s vehicles have the highest average fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions per kilometre driven. They are also the largest and the second heaviest in the world.
When it comes to vehicles, Canada tops the charts for poor fuel economy
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