> >The announcement by Secretary of Energy Bill Richardson said the research
> >would target vehicles known as Class 7 and 8 trucks. Secretary Richardson
> >called these trucks, which can weigh from 26,000 to 80,000 pounds (cargo
> >included), "workhorses of the American economy."
> Gosh, you mean the American economy depends on the movement of things
> over long distances using big hunks of metal? We're not weightless
> and postindustrial after all? Someone should tell Alan Greenspan.