Another entry that is along the lines of "Smart" car: Formula One design vet creating eco-smart city car | Green Tech - CNET News.com I personally have abandoned any idea of using fossil fuel car. I declared my 4x4 Dodge van non-operational for the next year (starting July 1), cancelled my car insurance. I bought a trailer for my road-bike, & am going car-less. Public transportation (bus or electric train to downtown Los Angeles) allows me to bring a bike on board. I just recently tried this hybrid mode of transportation, & was surprised at the beauty of this solution. Heck, I don't even need a car PERIOD (gas guzzler, or electric for that matter)!! I haven't used my van for city travel in OVER A YEAR, I only used my 4x4 van for offroad jaunts to Baja offroad races or Nevada/Arizona offroad races. In a pinch, I can always rent a car.