I just learned that Ford has a car in production that will get 65 MPG. That’s not a misprint. The Ford ECOnetic is a diesel hatchback that gets a full 65 MPG. For those of you keeping up, that’s better than the Prius, and it isn’t even a hybrid. Ford has opted to have the motor manufactured in Britain, so it will not be cost effective to sell this car in America. Once again, you read right. The ECOnetic will only be available in Europe.
Americans are buying fuel efficient cars from Japan, and selling cars with even higher fuel efficiency in Europe. I’m losing hope.