Dear Mr. Ford,
Nearly 100 years ago, your great-grandfather changed the course of human history. However, after a century of innovation, the majority of Ford cars and trucks get worse gas mileage than the Model T. Certainly today's vehicles offer more to consumers than early automobiles, but without the benefit of modern technology, the Model T averaged 25-30 mpg!
It has never been more important to reduce our oil dependence - for our national security and our environment. Not only do we send $200,000 overseas every minute to buy oil, but the cars we drive contribute to fully one third of US heat-trapping gases that cause global warming and pollute the air we breathe. The National Academy of Sciences found that it is possible, and economical, to build a fleet of cars, trucks and SUVs that average nearly 40 mpg. This has the dual benefit of creating a healthier world for ourselves and our children, and saving consumers money at the gas pump. Simply put, it is the right thing to do.
You stand alone among US automakers in publicly recognizing the impact your product has on the environment. Yet it is disappointing to see you direct millions to Washington DC to fight stricter regulation for car mileage when that money could be spent on research and development of cleaner 21st century cars.
You have the opportunity and the moral responsibility to build a new legacy at Ford. Please provide leadership to the American auto industry and embrace the technology that can improve your fleet's gas mileage. I hope that when I look for a new, fuel-efficient car, Ford will have options available in every model for every budget.
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