Gas prices are soaring in Tucson and across the nation. Just last Wednesday, the Arizona Daily Star reported that the average unleaded price had reached $1.64 per gallon, compared to only $1.34 in January. One would imagine that with rising prices, Americans would be looking for more fuel-efficient cars, but it just doesn't seem to be the case.
While environmentalists continue to insist we have the technology to build cars that could get 100 miles per gallon, Ford decided to roll out its Explorer XLT instead last November, which barely gets 11 miles to the gallon. Indeed, Toyota and Honda ÷ both Japanese car companies ÷ have put forth the only serious attempts at producing hybrid, ultra-fuel-efficient cars for the public.