“I don’t think the car manufacturers would be manufacturing the cars they are manufacturing today as hybrids, if it weren’t for what the president did in signing the executive order and what Lisa[Jackson of the EPA] and I have done over the last three and half years about developing C.A.F.E.(Corporate Average Fuel Economy) standards for automobiles and light trucks that will get 54.4 miles per gallon by 2025.”
“I think we jump started the ability,” said LaHood. “When you see now a Lexus hybrid, no one would have ever predicted that 2 years ago. Every car manufacturer is getting into hybrid. I think we jump started those opportunities.” So said Obama administration Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.
Two years ago, no one would have ever predicted a Lexus hybrid? …. hmmm…… Luckily, another famous Dem had invented the internets, so let’s see what the internets, spawn of the Goracle, has to tell us.
Lexus introduces first luxury hybrid SUV
Updated: 10/26/2005 09:20:21 AM PDT
The 2006 Lexus RX 400h rolling into showrooms next month isn’t just Americas first luxury gas-electric hybrid vehicle.
Filled with soft, leather-trimmed seats, standard navigation system and rearview camera and an available high-class audio system, the RX 400h is an experiment of sorts to see how many affluent car buyers, who usually dot make fuel economy a high priority, will want a high-tech hybrid sport utility vehicle.
Oh, now I see, they only invented the Lexus RX400 in the world of a delusional Dim. In the world the rest of us live in, it was prolly Toyota who were the inventors of the Lexus hybrids.