A few years back California passed a law that forced automakers to convert five percent of their cars sold to zero-emission vehicles. So Ford built and leased (wisely) an electric version of the Ford Ranger. This weekend protesters staged a sit-in at a Sacramento Ford dealership to protest Ford's collection of the outstanding vehicles. Obviously the current owners don't want to turn over these pick-ups even with the ridiculous $490 a month lease payment. Ford of course is trying to move to a hybrid friendly line-up and wants to erase all memory of these tailpipe-less trucks. Oh and that bill has been suspended by a lawsuit filed by automakers so there definitely isn't a need for electric vehicles anymore.
Hi! We notice you're using an ad blocker. Please consider whitelisting Autoblog.
We get it. Ads can be annoying. But ads are also how we keep the garage doors open and the lights on here at Autoblog - and keep our stories free for you and for everyone. And free is good, right? If you'd be so kind as to whitelist our site, we promise to keep bringing you great content. Thanks for that. And thanks for reading Autoblog.
Here's how to disable adblocking on our site.
- Click on the icon for your Adblocker in your browser. A drop down menu will appear.
- Select the option to run ads for autoblog.com, by clicking either "turn off for this site", "don't run on pages on this domain", "whitelist this site" or similar. The exact text will differ depending on the actual application you have running.
- Refresh the Autoblog page you were viewing. Done!
You still haven't turned off your adblocker or whitelisted our site. It only takes a few seconds.