By Jeffery Gilbert, CBS Detroit
DETROIT – (WWJ) You know you’ve made it when you’re parodied in “The Onion”– a popular website that produces satire as if it was true news.
In an article headlined, “Ford Develops New SUV That Runs Purely on Gasoline,” the online publication pokes fun at claims made by electric vehicle makers.
The article praises the “Ford Petrola” as a “vehicle that runs on a specialized fuel derived almost entirely from naturally occurring organic compounds.”
That would be gasoline, which is described here as “a 100 percent reliable, oil-based energy source,” that’s available at more than 100,000 fueling stations across America.
In a humorous way, the article also points out many of the advantages that conventionally powered vehicles have over electric vehicles, and vehicles powered by hydrogen based fuel cells.
To read the full article from the Onion, you can follow this link.