Oiling Our Progress
Tom Vanderbilt on the future of the auto industry.
TWO BILLION CARS:
Driving Toward Sustainability.
By Daniel Sperling and Deborah Gordon.
Oxford Univ. Press.
304 pp. $24.95
Several months ago, Steven Chu, currently the head of the U.S. Department of Energy, told The Wall Street Journal, “Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe.” This was the voice of the rational scientist...