We took a basic form of transportation and added so much crap to it that we waste huge amounts of energy compared to what we should.
Why does a vehicle used to travel 5 to 10 miles or less in most cases need auto and power everything? All of this power stuff draws down the efficiency and power of the vehicles.
Look back a few years 1200cc cars were agile. Now 2400cc engines are dogs thanks to all the power this and climate control items on them.
We have V6’s and V8’s that can barely pull themselves other wise any thing else.
It is totally wrong when the icon of ultimate consumerism is a fancied up military utility vehicle clone.