20: The Cafe Loophole
Ford is a company that prides itself on being environmentally friendly, at least in the public eye. The company had one of the first mass-produced hybrids with the Ford Escape, and there are continual innovations. But the company also has a deep-rooted underbelly that has exploited a Cafe loophole since the 1970s. This loophole allows the company to produce full-size pickup trucks and SUVs without any type of regulation on the weight. Because of this loophole, Ford can exploit the standards where it comes to fuel consumption.
A company that has been priding itself on being green should be more honest with consumers. This is just one of the problems that come into play when you think about the companies operation. There are also various problems with the way that the newer cars and trucks are engineered to maximize fuel economy and profits.