Tuesday, July 19, 2005

Protests spark reprieve for electric pickups

Leaseholders for Ford's electric Rangers will get to keep on trucking.

Six months after public protests prompted Ford Motor Co. to stop demolishing the last of its electric vehicles, the auto giant announced a plan Monday to return the surviving electric Ranger pickups to erstwhile owners.

Ford officials said about 200 of the last electric pickups would be sold to former leaseholders selected in a lottery.

Of course, with the dwindling number of electric vehicles on the road, I have to wonder what will happen to their dedicated parking spaces!