Cars

Rudolph Papiri designed a small car in Binghamton in 1947

Rudolph Papiri designed a small car in Binghamton in 1947

The world is always on the hunt for the best mousetrap – or, in this case, a different, if not better, automobile. In today’s world, with rising gas prices, we are turning to more fuel-efficient cars to get us from place to place.

My first car was a 1966 Pontiac Lemans with a 250 horsepower engine. It was a used rusty green car that only did about 14 mpg. Sure, gas prices were around 39 cents a gallon when I was 16 and eager to learn to drive. Times have changed over the decades.

While we have plenty of gasoline available in today’s society, the world is turning to electric cars that will bring us to a new generation of transportation. This has been the case since the invention of the internal combustion engine. There have been those people who see the possibility of a better way to get from place to place.