Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Times are hard.. fuel prices have never been so high.. is this car the answer?

Fuel in the UK is currently about £1.38 a litre... $2.16 a litre.
When I started to drive in 1973 I could purchase a gallon of petrol for about 35 pence..that's about 55 cents.....Yes 35 pence a gallon wonderful days.
That's 4.55 litres for 35 pence.... 7 pence a litre or 11 cents in US dollars.

We now pay about £6.28 a gallon... $9.84.

 As I walked home from Sundays walk along my local river this little car drove past.

His fuel bills will be quite low (it's a trike... pedal power)... at least he can't carry any passengers.
Is this the transport of the future in the UK.
 It made me smile anyway.

21 comments:

Revrunner said...

Yep, sort of puts the nearly $4 per gallon we're paying here in the U.S. in perspective.

Carole M. said...

I've never seen anything quite like it, it looks like a banana; amazing. I've seen solar-cars for people who do those long marathons for charity etc. It would be cheap on fuel for sure. Petrol here lowest today 139.5 litre/highest 155.5 litre. Cheapest day of the week Wednesday. Great that you can do walks by the river without fuel costs involved.

TexWisGirl said...

that's pretty cute, but i'd not want to be on the road with it. we're getting closer to $4 here in Texas. guess i should stop complaining...

Nancy Claeys said...

I thought the same as Carole. Banana car! Amazing. :)

Jerry said...

Perhaps his fuel bill is nil - looks like he's pedaling!

holdingmoments said...

I can't see me driving one of those lol

Our fuel prices are outrageous; it's nearly all tax.

Fábio Martins said...

It's look funny drive those car :)

wildaboutwales said...

theres me thinking I had the answer when I posted two days ago on the cart and pushbike.
http://wildaboutwales.us/wp/

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Seeing what holdingmoments said about it being all tax, now has me wondering what really the comparison of fuel prices are between the U.S. and G.B., taxes aside. I just pay the price. Why leave $$$ behind for the kids to squander? Life is short and I plan to enjoy what time I have left. The kids then can have what $$$ is left over...if any.

Wanda..plain~N~simple said...

This is something I would definitly try, I like it.. it's cute!

I just filled up yesterday and paid $3.47 a gallon here in Tennessee U.S. I feel pretty lucky to be living in an area where taxes are very low and gas is still affordable!

Springman said...

I will drive a banana if it gets better gas efficiency, no problem. But yes, we are SO bitchen about $4 a gallon gas prices state side. It is the oil companies world apparently.

joo said...

Here the same, the fuel prices are higher and higher!
This car looks so cute:)

Sandra said...

makes me smile to and i would like to drive it, just once to see what it is like. our fuel is 3.89 gallon now and climbing steadily. yours is more than double what ours is. all this fuel price is crazy.

Sondra said...

is that a gas driven vehicle or a petal car? I cant understand Why Electric Cars are not rolling of the assembly line? The technology has been around for decades, rotting on shelves while the big oil rolls in the dough! its crazy.

grammie g said...

HI Andrew...Oh dear that is a riot to see that little thing..the thing is how much did he pay for that yellow bullet , and will it pay for itself on the gas savings or is it electric..anyway to..to.. funny !! Gas is just under $4.00 here!!
Gracexxx

Jeremy said...

Great pictures of that groovy car! I've got my own solution to the cost of fuel: I don't drive!

Gillian Olson said...

Cute little car, reminds me of a yellow jelly bean; don't think I would feel very safe in it though.
Our gas is around $1.40 a litre here in Canada now (there are about 4 litres to a gallon for anyone doing the calculation) but that is still less than what you are paying.

Gary said...

And it's very healthy for the man and the there's no carbon imprint. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Kathie Brown said...

Looks like he is riding in a jelly bean!

Susan said...

Good grief! That is expensive fuel! No wonder you walk everywhere!

Sallie (FullTime-Life.com said...

Darn that's cute! I want one. Some people here use golf carts or three-wheel bikes b/c they can't ride real bikes anymore (old people, even older than me if you can believe it!)....it's even legal on some streets to use golf carts. But I'd rather have that yellow pedal car.