What the 49-MPG Boneheads Failed to Take into Consideration

The Biden Administration has made federal the directive that ALL new cars and trucks must have the average MPG at an eye-popping 49 miles per gallon, as reported by the cheerleaders at CNN;

The 49 mpg standard, a roughly 33% improvement from the current average of 36 mpg, applies to cars and light trucks, such as pickups and SUVs, in model year 2026, which will start hitting showrooms in late 2025.

However, if someone other than Joe Biden is elected president in 2024, that individual can always cancel this particular directive.

But even if a new president cancels this specific Executive Order, a total of 13 states and the District of Columbia have adopted California’s zero-emissions laws and mandates, as noted by¬†Green Car Reports.

Here are the offending dipshits;

  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • Vermont
  • Washington

Whether federally mandated or on the state level, whoever is responsible for these patently moronic ideas needs to be horsewhipped, for no other reason than for being so stupid, it actually must hurt.

After all, everyone knows that oil is bad, right?

Think about it… the automobile manufacturers don’t exactly have a lot of options when forced to find materials lighter than steel or aluminum to actually construct these vehicles, right?

Newsflash: — Anything short of plywood or laminated cardboard is spelled p-l-a-s-t-i-c.

You know, that 20th Century miracle of science that starts out as oowie-gooie petroleum but can be made into damn anything… right?

Maybe Hunter can fix this, he’s smart.

But that’s just the car body in focus right now. Of course, no one would build an all plastic car other than a LEGO, but if you think that cars now in 2023 are little more than the fevered dreams of Beta Males everywhere, wait until 20206 hits.

The autos of the near future very well could be little more than glorified lawnmower engines with reinforced plastic doors, quarter-panels, fenders, roofs…. maybe even a super-plasticized chassis and tranny?

As I’ve already noted, to cut back on using evil oil, we’re going to have to rely on evil oil.

One other thing, has anyone given a lick of thought to the tires?

From what I’ve read on the everything-tires website TireOutlet.com, in general, tires are a mere 32 percent real rubber.

So, what’s the rest of the tire consist of?

  • Butyl Rubber (Synthetic)
  • Polybutadiene Rubber (Synthetic)
  • Styrene-Butadiene Rubber (Synthetic)
  • Halogenated Polyisobutylene Rubber (Synthetic)
  • Polyester Fabric
  • Nylon Fabric
  • Rayon Fabric
  • Aramid Fabric
  • Silica Filler
  • Carbon Black Filler

A touch of steel wire reinforcment, but essentially, the remaining two-thirds of what it makes to produce car tires are… wait for it… petroleum-based products.

I may not be an insurance adjustor, but with auto engineers seeking to replace steel with just about anything lighter, I can’t help but wonder what the death rates will look like when we’re all scooting around at 70 MPH in souped-up go-carts?

Maybe they’ll throw in a 150-pound battery to improve the MPG. But wait, a giant battery will worsen the MPG, right?

And isn’t that electricity mostly from power sources that rely on fossil fuels?

Golly, get the feeling that this who idea is just a slow-motion train wreck?