Thursday, December 04, 2008

Old Technology Making a Comeback?

What's the big deal?

The Detroit caravan to Washington begins. Earlier today, Ford CEO Alan Mulally announced he would pilot a Ford Escape Hybrid to Washington. Now, the Associated Press reports that GM chief Rick Wagoner will follow suit in a Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid.

The two will make the 520 mile trek to Washington later this week to ask Congress for $25 billion in government bailout loans.

Some friends and I took a drive from Boston to Toronto, roughly the same distance, nearly twenty years ago in a 1979 Malibu Hybrid station wagon.

It ran on equal parts gasoline and motor oil.