This year’s annual Detroit Auto Show is currently in progress and, as usual, the latest innovations and updates are being announced. But holy sh*t, did Ford drop a bombshell yesterday when they revealed that their 2013 Ford Fusion Energi breaks 100 M.P.G. It’s a hybrid car that serves to be a direct competitor to the Chevy Volt and Toyota Prius. Unfortunately, that’s all they disclosed, so there’s no word on the pricing, horsepower or torque yet. But, the mere prospect of a car that can legitimately travel 100 miles on a single gallon is quite tantalizing, especially in these days of Middle Eastern conflicts and subsequent skyrocketing of petroleum prices.
Also, another interesting tidbit that I was recently made aware of was that as it stands gasoline is already a very efficient energy source. First, start off with the fact that the average 2-ton automobile can travel 20 or so miles off just a gallon. It may not sound like much in today’s era of green initiatives, but simply the sheer idea of pushing 2 tons for 20 miles almost breaks my back. Equivalently, there’s enough power in a gallon of gas to keep an iPhone alive for twenty years, as reported by Gizmodo. Two decades of Siri, at a cost of just $3.50. Sounds genius doesn’t it? That’s basically free. Now we just need somebody to invent a damn contraption so we can all start running gas-powered smartphones.