5 Passenger 62mpg Ford Fiesta – Not yours!

Posted on July 2, 2008. Filed under: HybridHype |

Ford Fiesta Econetic, 62mpg….
Ford is expected to debut an Fiesta ECOnetic, 1.6L TDCi turbodiesel cranking out 89hp. Helping the Fiesta minimize its fuel consumption will be a modified low-drag nose, side skirts, rear spoiler and wheels. Most of the grille will be closed off to push air around the car rather than through the engine compartment. The final drive ratio has been changed to lower the engine revs when cruising as well. The 2009 Fiestas, like their Mazda2 siblings, are lighter than the models that they replace. All of this adds up to 62.5mpg. That CO2 number is low enough to exempt the Fiesta ECOnetic from British road taxes and London Congestion Charges.
HAASE Comment – Is congress “really” working on reducing U.S. oil consumption… then send them a link to the “dozens of U.S. made five passenger cars that get over 45 mpg” that are NOT hybrids and cost much less than average.

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Just to be clear: The U.S. makes these cars right nowand can save our economy and U.S. automakers and their supply chains 10,000’s of American jobs by simply allowing these cars for sale.
I believe the only “conspiracy theory” is ignorance of the obvious that may not be as glamorous or profitable…


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