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New Gas-Sipping Car Not Available In U.S.

By: Meteorologist Lauren Raymer Email
By: Meteorologist Lauren Raymer Email

Ford Motor in Europe has designed the Fiesta ECOnetic car that gets an astonishing 65 miles to the gallon. However, Ford America does not plan to manufacturer or sell the car in the United States because it runs on diesel.

Ford America President, Mark Fields, says, "We know it's an awesome vehicle, but there are business reasons why we can't sell it in the U.S."

Only 3 percent of cars in the U.S. run on diesel, while nearly half the cars sold in Europe last year do run on diesel.

Ford fears that the Fiesta ECOnetic car would be too pricey to import and doesn't believe the company could charge enough to profit off of the gas-sipping car.

The 2009 Fiesta ECOnetic car goes on sale in Europe this November and will sell for between $12,000 and $18,000 U.S. dollars.


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