4.25 in HIGH x 8 in WIDE
(10.79 cm HIGH x 20.32 cm WIDE)
The Oakland Tribune Collection, the Oakland Museum of California. Gift of ANG Newspapers

The first of a two-part typewritten press release on the back of the photo reads "FORD ANNOUNCES INTERNATIONAL DEMO FLEET OF ELECTRIC VANS-- A Ford Motor Company electric vehicle, based on the European Escort van (top) will be the first of an international demonstration fleet of nearly 100 such vehicles that Ford will build starting in late 1992. The vehicle will give Ford valuable customer feedback before the company launches large scale production. Such vehicles will be required in significant numbers in California by the late 1990's. Ford is working toward the day when the only differences the customer will notice between an electric vehicle and a gasoline-powered vehicle will be positive ones: no tailpipe emissons, reduced vibrations and noise, and a more interesting design--since less frontal area is need to house the ... [Continued in 2000.1.1363] Thecataloguer cannot refrain from commenting on the high promises by Ford of electric vehicles and its deeds: turning out an ever-increasing number of SUV's (Sports Utility Vehicles) which were far more profitable, more dangerus to drive, and extremely less fuel efficient than any other cars coming off its assembly lines in the 1990's. JMaas, 12/11/2000]

Used: Oakland Tribune

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