Not the most exciting title for a blog, but it seems fitting for the current state of the economy. It's not bad, it's not good, it's just sort of... there. Similar to how $3 per gallon gasoline prices have become yet another facet of daily life, so has uncomfortably high unemployment coupled with swings in overall commerce stability. Unfortunately, being stuck in this kind of rut may not seem harmful due to the utter boredom of it all, but like a shark who stops swimming, we must press on, or face dire consequences.
Right now, several companies are growing what will hopefully become a continuing trend in the automotive industry: sustainable sports cars. Up until just a few years ago, saving gas and maintaining a thrilling driving experience were mutually exclusive concepts. Of course, there have often been compromise sports vehicles that were light in weight and engine but heavy on fun, but this modern trend of No Limits, including on skyrocketing fuel efficiency ratings, is quite beneficial for everyone.
The Fisker Karma, scheduled to be released in early 2011, features under 6-second 0-60 times combined with nearly 100 mpg fuel efficiency. And even a heavyweight such as Porsche is getting in on the game, with their 918 Spyder concept vehicle that claims 78-mpg with a 3.2 second 0-60 time. What might be most impressive is the Tesla Roadster, a completely electric sports car currently for sale around the world. With a 3.7 second 0-60 time along with a whopping 120 miles per gallon equivalency, this vehicle is proof that the sky truly is the limit.
Speaking of getting up and out to somewhere interesting, Mr. Green has recently secured another grease collection contract! Come visit Cowgirl Cafe II and tell them Mr. Green sent you. It might not get you a free meal, but it could spark an interesting conversation.
2859 Hamner Avenue
Norco, CA 92860-1931
No photo op this time, but hopefully soon enough Mr. Green will have an entire gallery full of such things. Until next time!