"The domestics certainly haven't flooded showrooms with gas/electric hybrids
like the Japanese. But in fairness, the newest Japanese assembly plant in the
U.S. produces 14-m.p.g. Toyota Tundra pickups, not Prius hybrids rated at 60
'While our fuel standards haven't moved from 27.5 miles per
gallon in two decades, both China and Japan have surpassed us, with Japanese
cars now getting an average of 45 miles to the gallon,' Obama said.
not sure where he got that figure,' Toyota spokesman Mike Michels said. 'No
carmaker gets 45 m.p.g. Ours is closer to 30 m.p.g.'"
If Obama is going to keep making these blunders, people are going to start getting him confused with Al Gore.