Cool things with wheels since 2006
It's so cute, I just love it.
I watched a youtube vid on why we don't have small trucks. It has to do with the gov't regulations that say a certain wheelbase has to have a certain MPG and since they can't get a small truck that high MPG they just quit making them.
I'll be damned. I figured that the govt was the root cause of the issue, but I never would have guessed it was due to the fleet fuel efficiency rule! Why the hell can a big truck meet the requirement, but not a small/tiny lightweight truck meet a higher MPG number.... ? Seems to me that either the requirement for a ridiculously high MPG number is the wrong priority, or that the big heavy trucks are performing miracles to be the choice of what gets accepted and bought INSTEAD of a tiny truck. This comes up as I find that I can't move speakers with my hatchback car, but could with a tiny truck. I can't move the K member, the wheels, etc etc with my commuter, but could with a tiny truckI will have to rent a full size truck to get the stuff moved.
It's a sliding scale based on footprint. The irony is that it's easier to make a bigger vehicle since the standards are lower, meaning the EPA is encouraging bigger vehicles and more gas consumption.https://youtu.be/azI3nqrHEXM?si=AKiSoxnjoOVdhjI7