Notes to the 1900 Timeline Page


"It’s worth noting that the average new car sold in the U.S. today gets twenty miles to the gallon, which is virtually the same as it got in 1993, when the Partnership for a New Generation of Vehicles was launched, and—remarkably enough—less than Henry Ford’s Model T got when it went on the market, ninety-nine years ago last month." Elizabeth Kolbert, "Running on Fumes," The New Yorker (5 November 2007), p. 90.

"Ford's Model T, which went 25 miles on a gallon of gasoline . . . " Detroit News, 2003, quoted at