Alas, with the total focus on clean emissions in the late ´60s-early ´70s, fuel mileage was completely overlooked, with the result that experimental steam cars of that era got worse fuel mileage than comparable gas cars.
Ford´s broke his pledge to increase fuel mileage was tragic for the environment, but trying to stifle the free speech rights of our citizens isn´t going to solve anything.
Many major gas companies offer a discount on your gas bill, you just have to know what to look for and who to talk to.
Due to ethanol´s lower energy per unit volume, it should take more fuel to maintain a stocheometric (perfect) air/fuel ratio, which all newer vehicles will attempt to do (closed-loop fuel control being pretty much standard for the last 20 years).
Ford began to change last summer, when as part of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, he threatened to sue California over the nation´s first-ever legislation to reduce vehicle greenhouse gas emissions.
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