Energy-Efficient Truck Supporters Stage Protest

Sacramento television station's report on "park-in" protest by Ford Ranger EV drivers now in its fourth day.

Published: 18-Jan-2005

Drivers love their electric, non-polluting Ford trucks so much they're staging a "car sit-in" in Sacramento protesting the automaker's decision to take back the Ford EV Rangers.

Ford Motor Company marketed the cars in California to comply with a law stating that by 2003, 10 percent of new cars sold in the state must have zero emissions.

Drivers like Dave Raboy can't say say enough good things about the fuel-efficient and non-polluting Ranger pickup he's leased since 1999. "For the last three and-a-half years it's cost me nothing," Raboy said. "No maintenance. No oil. Zip."

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