In America, your car is your castle
While some countries pull ahead with high-tech, shifting their focus from big and hungry to compact and efficient, others are stuck with outdated and resource-intense habits. This is especially true for gasoline and diesel driven vehicles. Before one judges too easily though, it’s important to look at and examine the cultural and historical angles. Understanding these ties is a precondition if you want to bring change to the game.
The United States will have a particularly hard time getting off oil and fossile fuels. Fracking and Canadian oil sand extractions re-established the US as a major player in the oil game. Changing the entire system from ground up will require massive efforts and environmental awareness among US citizens has to catch up – the sooner, the better. Why not pick up that railway topic where it got purposely stuck in the 1950’s by the car manufacturers lobbies. But there is hope … if the valley keeps rocking, we might all drive Teslas soon.