Monday, April 25, 2011

New York Auto Show Forgets That No One Can Afford To Drive

While the annual New York Auto Show is aimed at car enthusiasts looking for geek flash, what matters to most of us is fuel efficiency. With gas prices surpassing $4 a gallon, I could give a catalytic converter about new $80,000+ BMWs Mercedes, Jaguars and other such male menopause fantasies.

The exception to industry coverage focusing on the biggest, baddest road hogs seems to be the electric Ford Focus (below), scheduled to reach 19 North American markets in 2011. The vehicle alleges to go 100 miles from a charge of its lithium-ion battery pack. There's little debate about it: Oil companies must stop paying off politicians and let consumers start driving the market. Electric cars are the future.So long Jeep Cherokee and SUVs!