Very clever diversions here - very limited thinking in strong evidence as well.
When folks insist upon repeating the same choices in their thinking - the same results keep occurring - just as they have in keeping the status quo stagnant & static.
Why petroleum ?? Why cars anymore at all ??
My query is at best ignored, at worst diverted - then arguing follows about existing, stagnant technology uses.
An example of different thinking:
Tesla made a power generating system (NO, NOT AC AS WE KNOW IT !!) and it never got used - why ??
No way to EASILY commercialize it.
Known for decades as being a terrific way to make electricity minus the horrid hazmat AND as a cure for disposing of the other radioactive hazmat already causing troubles.
But not used at all no matter how long ago it was revealed...and why ??
It defeats the weapons-centered approaches to existing fission processes.
Many, many, many commercial buildings have flat rooftops being used for nothing, mostly;
How about mandating that these (esp. gov't ones) be covered with solar panels ??
High rise buildings have great wind exposures at their tops and most also have flat roofs used mostly for chimney exits & cooling towers using under 50% of that area;
How about mandating that small, safety designed windmills be installed on those ??
Get rid of some of the too many cars by making some version of small balloons with gondolas that can be used residentially - such that when they collide at the low altitudes they are made for - they just go 'boink' rather than killing the passengers.
Silly ?? Perhaps.
Think of some better ideas yourself & make some fuss over them to help them take root rather than arguing the merits of this dinosaur vs. that one.
Gasoline powered vehicles also HAD some very fuel efficient possibilities BEFORE they were festooned with excessive electronics - such that yes - your ancient Shelby could have been made to get FAR better mileage without making such a heavy thing to be electric powered.
But of course those techniques have been buried as well...
(Now - ignore what I've added and hurry back to the prior arguing & diversions....)