Tuesday, July 22, 2008

About friggin time

Ford begins retooling its US plants to make more fuel efficient cars.

This is kind of an important point:
Among the changes, Ford is expected to announce that it will convert three of its North American assembly plants from trucks to cars, according to people familiar with the plans.

And as part of the huge bet it is placing on the future direction of the troubled American auto industry, Ford will realign factories to manufacture more fuel-efficient engines and produce six of its next European car models for the United States market.
What's been most frustrating about automakers is their unwillingness to sell the same fuel-efficient cars they already make for other markets in the US. Glad to see it beginning.

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