The Horseless eCarriage may look like a Brass Era car, but under the skin it's a modern battery electric. The car's future is caught up in a bitter battle (with celebrities!) over the welfare of the horses.
Wonks have long cautioned that 'the rebound effect' will mean that people will celebrate their high-mpg vehicles by spending more time behind the wheel. In reality, fuel economy is at a record high, and vehicle miles traveled keeps dropping.