Of course you could try to explain that by our urban sprawl… or by the vast size of our nation. Then again, Russia is pretty darn big too. ;O)
There has been a push to try to force the auto makers into creating more fuel efficient cars. They always push back claiming it will cost to much. But if you tie together our current use and then show how other countries (who consume far less) have tried to implement legislation that required higher fuel standards you see we are horribly behind the rest of the world:
The above image is from the article Stricter U.S. Gas Standards Stalled.
Before you start calling me a hippie… I do drive a car, though I work remote so I don’t consume all that much. Beyond thatÂ there is no reasonable form of public transit in Saint Louis.