26 Jan '18, 1pm

Ford Model T: what was its fuel economy, really?

Frame from Sierra Club video, 'Tell Ford to Put Clean Cars in the Fast Lane,' Jan 2018 Enlarge Photo In a recent video posted to YouTube, environmental advocacy group The Sierra Club dialed up production values to call out Ford's lobbying efforts to roll back fuel-economy standards. The video showed a man getting into a modern-day Ford, starting the engine, then noting the shift lever had an array of reverse gears but no forward drive. When the man moved the lever down to where "Drive" should have been, his car was thrown backward and transformed into a Ford Model T. DON'T MISS: Ford CAFE rollback efforts, countering sustainability claims, slammed in Sierra Club video The on-screen text underscores the Sierra Club's message: "Ford is trying to roll back these standards ... so they can make cars with worse gas mileage than the Model T." It's a clever rhetorical device that ...

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