Monday, November 26, 2007

Maybe the Ford Plant doesn't have to close
David Morris of the Institute for Self-Reliance argues that the Ford Plant, located in St. Paul's Highland Park neighborhood and slated for closing due to slow pickup sales, should manufacture hybrid plug-in F150 Ranger trucks. Ford built and leased 1,500 such pickups in California a couple of years ago. The pickups were popular with drivers and saved energy, but Ford scrapped the idea. Now Ford has a new CEO, the end of oil seems near and Morris says the company might be open to the idea of a greener vehicle. It was published in yesterday's Strib and is available here.

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