Skip to comments.Ford will ask Trump to cut fuel-economy rules, CEO says; 'no demand' for hybrid, electric cars
Posted on 12/05/2016 8:48:34 AM PST by GonzoII
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I see a lot of hybrids on the road, even in rural KY. I’ve been to Phoenix, Seattle, Indianapolis and Chicago in the last couple of months and I saw TONS of them in the cities.
“...’no demand’ for hybrid, electric cars”
Well just think a minute.
They couldn’t very well say anything like that while they were getting handouts from “O”.
NOW they can say that.
Close down the EPA and fire them all!
No demand for electric hybrids? Coal/nuclear/natural gas cars don’t sell? Even with $7,000 government handouts?
Actually, you have to further refine your criteria -- the only hybrids on that list are "plug-in" hybrids.
Most Toyota Prius' are not plug-in.
Wouldn’t doubt it.
My issue is that the Fusion has no V6 option when the body could easily support it. Take a lesser version of the Taurus V6 block, put it in the Fusion, ax the I4, and sell the hybrid as the alternative. If someone really is hankering for the I4, sell them the Fiesta/Focus Titanium.
Why not try a Koenigsegg? Total of 1400 combined hybrid horsepower! For those with a “spare” $3 million!
You forgot the great, versatile STATION WAGON!!!
The oversize, bulky SUV is so popular because it basically has become the substitute for my old Custom Cruiser wagon.
With the rear seat down, you could drop a 4X8 sheet into a vast storage/freight space. The kids could be put to bed in the back, and often were.
Now it is the SUV that will carry all the stuff, and have room for the bags of groceries and sporting stuff.
I miss my wagon.
They’re doing SNCR on truck exhaust? NFW....
The cars will last a good, long, time and the batteries this model uses are magnesium, which Ford has shown to last over 260,000 miles and still not need replacement.
Good gas mileage. However, tt current gas prices, the additional cost of a new hybrid doesn't justify it, but that hasn't always been the case.
And, as someone has pointed out: you can now buy used hybrids for the same price as a comparable non-hybrid.
The real question: is this a temporary or permanent situation? It's difficult to predict.
“Hybrids” HAVE GASOLINE ENGINES. If you check the Fuelly site, they quote the gas mileage results for 1000s of cars that people post, and average them together.
These cars have gasoline engines. They are almost always SMALL gasoline engines. If you check the gasoline mileage on a car WITHOUT a propulsion battery but with the same size gasoline engine you see numbers like 32 mpg. For a “hybrid” with a propulsion battery and that same size gasoline engine, you see numbers like 43 mpg.
This means the gas engine is pushing that car around 3/4 of the time.
You’re paying for the battery and charging / motor stuff and it’s only used 1/4 of the time.
This entire concept is a scam.
“There aren’t many 4000 lb sedans that will do 0-60 in less than 5 seconds. “
The all-wheel drive version of the Tesla does it in less than two seconds!
I don’t think they would have to ask.
I see what you did there.
I had a 64 chev 4 door with a peanut 6 in it. I got 24 MPG with it.
That was before my hotrod days. The 65 dodge two door got 6 MPG..of course it had a 440 mag, with a cam and with a 6 pack on top and 4 speed.
why? what constitutional role does the federal gov’t have telling manufacturers what kind of car to build? why isn’t a free market a better barometer?
The Youtube video is for the Agera-R. I think you meant the Regera:
With only a bit more than 5 cubic feet in the trunk (and that's eliminated if you remove and store the hardtop), it makes a road trip a bit difficult. I wouldn't want one just to drive around town.
Not true. The motor assists the engine at all speeds, at least in the Ford Fusions.
The artificial increase in fuel cost was supposed to force a demand for hybrids and electric vehicles.
Instead, once fuel prices edged close to five a gallon, people demanded oil exploration and the heads of the politicians pushing for inflated fuel costs.
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