The price of gas has risen dramatically in the past few years, and many people are trying to find ways to conserve fuel. When the government and car owners address the problem of gas shortages, they will look at some of the types of vehicles that are known for their extensive use of gas, which usually include SUVs and classic cars. Some people regard these vehicles as one of the main causes of gas shortage, and they even suggest that old cars should be banned.
Most modern cars are equipped with fuel-injection systems that make them more fuel-economical. On the other hand, old cars have carburetor-based engines, and they were developed to use lead-based fuel. As such, they do not only use more fuel than modern cars, but they are also more detrimental to the environment. While it is true that banning old cars can help to improve gas supply, the overall impact is not that great, because most classic car owners do not drive their vehicles very often. An average classic car only records a total mileage of about 3,000 miles per year, and this means that its overall consumption of gas is very low. Also, there are not many old cars being used on the road today.
Modern cars with fuel-injection systems will eventually become classic cars, and they will not be such a serious threat to the gas supply. Therefore, the problem of fuel shortage caused by classic cars will become less significant in the future.