Go To Goggo
In the quest of a more fuel efficient transportation without the loss of any luxury, which seems odd to me, the auto industry came up with the hybrid. If they were really serious they should start producing Goggomobiles again.
The Goggomobile was a Bavarian automobile manufactured by Glas Auto. Glas Auto was later taken over by BMW. One could buy for a price between $800 and $1500. It had a 15 HP engine and boasted of fuel consumption at 70 miles per gallon. There were 219,531 sedans and 66,511 coupés built from 1955 to 1969. Between 1957 and 1961 some 700 sports cars known as Darts, not to be confused with the Dodge Dart, were produced.
One may wonder why not a Smart Car? Weighing in at 1800 pounds, the Smart Car is twice the weight of the Goggo, it’s maximum speed is 90MPS nearly double that of the Goggo, however the fuel efficiency of the Smart Car is only 31 MPG where the Goggo got 70MPG.
I know you are probably going to tell me about all the safety and pollution stuff that kills any chance that it will ever have improved fuel efficiency. But you can still find Goggo’s to buy out there. Wouldn’t it be cool to drive one?