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The Car—Man’s Best But Most Destructive Invention?

by / Sunday, 09 June 2013 / Published in Featured, Technology
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A car is only useful in hauling itself around. The average car in the United States weights two tons, that's 4000 pounds of steel being hauled around everywhere you go.

With you weighing just about 200lbs, that means—to move around, you haul 20 times your weight.

Now considering the fuel implications of the loads of steel and fiberglass you haul with you, the car ranks in as one of the most inefficient devices in history.

What makes the equation even worse, is the energy efficiency versus energy losses of a standard vehicle.
 

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