Builders of hybrid car announced it would build a car that would get 180 miles for each gallon of unleaded gas. They figured it would cost $40,000 per car to build. The builders wanted Congress to force US automakers to build this energy-efficient car.
Is energy efficiency the same thing as economic efficiency? Please describe
Under what circumstances would this energy efficent car be economically efficient?
If the goal of society is to get the most benefit from its limited resources, then why not ignore economic efficiency and build this energy saving car?