Monday, 14 May 2007

But Could Be Even Better?

Here's some of the cars Yahoo donated to NYC as taxis yesterday. It's a shame they picked the Ford Escape Hybrid. This the car which apparently does only 2mpg more than their regular suv on the open road (not that admittedly that will often be an issue in NYC, but other cities in this Yahoo! challenge do have open stretches of freeway) and it had Ford accused of greenwashing on a number of grounds a few years ago eg here. This car does 34 MPG according to Ford (about half what my Prius does). Why use cars made to drive up mountains in Manhattan anyway? Slight shame, but I guess they got the cars free from Ford?

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