Once again, American automakers get it wrong: the Ford Fiesta ECOnetic

Via Todd Mayville
on Sep 6, 2008
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Apparently Ford, inventors of the Think electric car (who then promptly sold it to a Norwegian company that is now preparing to import that same car to U.S.), have decided not to sell the 65-mpg Fiesta ECOnetic diesel car here in the United States, claiming that Americans just won’t buy a diesel car.

This sounds a lot like General Motors when they claimed the EV-1 was a failure in spite of its actual huge success (if you haven’t seen Who Killed the Electric Car? then you’re missing out on why I have sworn off GM for good). But that’s okay, Subaru has plans to start importing its diesel cars in 2010, and since I love my Subaru, I have no intentions to change automakers. Biodiesel anyone?


About Todd Mayville

Todd is a single dad of four diverse and lively kids, and is an English teacher and climbing team coach at a local public high school. A rock climber, cyclist and avid reader, Todd also practices yoga and meditation as often as he possibly can, which helps him stay at least a little centered and sane.


3 Responses to “Once again, American automakers get it wrong: the Ford Fiesta ECOnetic”

  1. anna says:

    Diesel is great actually! You can make it drive on veggie oil and I have some friends that got lazy and just poured the veggie straight in the tank and it works!!!!!

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