|"...and the motorcar magical world has long since ceased to be."|
|Ian Anderson, lyrics from "Wond'ring Again"|
Solar electric trains became the premier form of transportation,
with tracks laid upon what were highways for automobiles. All petroleum-powered cars
were banned worldwide in 2040 to help halt global warming. This was a redundant
Most of the Middle East’s oil refineries were already destroyed through military conflict before Phrenicea could assuage warlike tendencies. The resulting exorbitant price of oil was a prime factor in Phrenicea’s cultural infiltration.
Local transportation was limited to electric jitneys and runabouts, vehicles very similar to the golf cart from generations past.