Composition of relic
Cars with awful gas mileage, only getting 10-20 miles to the gallon were completely phased out. From now on our cars get 40-50 miles to the gallon.
Factors that led us to abandon this object:
We started putting the true cost of fossil fuels into the price of gas. The auto industry was no longer in bed with the gas industry and started prioritizing fuel efficiency.
Obstacles in the way of this relic being abandoned:
Subsidies for gas. Not realizing the true cost of fossil fuel extraction.
Strategies we used to overcome those obstacles:
A political policy shift away from fossil fuels.