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President of Ford Canada Says "We Need Higher Fuel Prices"

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:07 AM
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The Globe and Mail notes that a Detroit Electric car cost $ 2,600 and had a range of 100 miles, while a Model T cost $ 650 and had a range of 180 miles; even 95 years ago, electric vehicles were a tough sell. Here is a surprise, coming from David Mondragon, the President of Ford Canada: It's hard to believe that I'm going to say this, but we need higher fuel prices. He says the higher prices are needed to entice consumers to buy smaller cars like the Fiesta and encourage the market for electric cars. ... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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