December 6, 2010
Gas Mileage and Future New Car Prices
My best friend, Richard Anderson, is a heating and air-conditioning contractor. As happens with many as they get older, he's got a touch of cynicism. I can clearly remember conversations with him that centered around Freon.
You see, newer government regulations passed around 2003 called for phasing out Freon-22. This was all part of the Montreal Protocol. Richard contends that this was a money grab.
Why? Because every HVAC contractor had to spend hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars on new equipment, gauges, etc. to deal with the replacement Freon. Richard felt that the politicians set themselves up long in advance to be in position to pull some of the billions of dollars off this conveyor belt.
Is the same thing happening with global warming, oops, I mean climate change? I'd say yes, as we just have to peel back all the layers of who's really selling the carbon credits.
What about the new aggressive mileage requirements for new cars? Read this story in USA Today about new car gas mileage requirements and it should make you quiver.
Maybe it's time to get into the used auto parts business. As we get closer to these new requirements, many will buy cars that don't meet the newer mileage requirements and keep them for a very long time. Those cars will need parts.
While on the subject of conspiracies, what about JFK? Don't you think there was a second gunman?