Filling up my car with fuel is something that I would really prefer not to do. For one, it takes premium and two, I simply don’t like paying for gas. This morning for example I took a trip to the pump and paid $3.51 per gallon for just a tick over 17 gallons of fuel. My bill… just over $60.00. Now, in as much as I hate doing that, the truth is what alternatives do we really have? We either pay what we’re told, buy an expensive electric car, or go back to riding bicycles to work. Keep in mind that I know my car is a gas guzzling whore, but like the old saying goes, “if you want to play, you’ve got to pay.”
In the United States we bitch constantly about the cost of fuel, but compared to places like the UK, what we pay is a downright bargain. According to the BBC News, prices in the UK have just hit a record high at nearly $7.30 per gallon, a price that would cause American’s to go ballistic. That would mean that my $60.00 tank of fuel would now cost over $120.00 – oh hells NO! I remember last year when fuel prices were bouncing over $4.00 per gallon and people were going nuts. So the real question is, what would the price have to reach in order for you to find an alternate source of transportation?
Source: BBCNews via Autoblog