EcoDriving Spinmeister: "We Can't Let the Perfect Be the Enemy of the Good"

Robert Farago
by Robert Farago

After our characteristically snarky blog on the launch of website, The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers reached out to TTAC to defend its PR campaign. Like every professional spinmeister I've ever met, AAM's Senior Director of Communications proved to be an affable, sensible, persuasive guy. And how can you argue against saving gas? So I let the not-so-sibilant Charlie Territo make his case, then explored other mpg-related issues: federal fuel economy regs, state's rights in the matter and suchlike. TTAC encourages any newsmaker (or their rep) to contact us about any published story to make their case on the site, including, should they desire, unedited editorial space for their reply. (

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  • Snabster Snabster on Aug 21, 2008

    I've been screaming about this for three years: Ralph Nader killed Tire Pressure Monitors. That is the perfect over the good.

  • Revver Revver on Aug 21, 2008

    ^ what? My VW has tire pressure monitors. Please explain. And what's all this talk 'bout MPG gauges? Is that really needed? Keep a light touch on the right pedal. End of story.

  • Nemphre Nemphre on Aug 21, 2008

    Unless you drive manual, in which case go full throttle in the highest possible gear (which not only saves fuel but is fun as well).

  • Mirko Reinhardt Mirko Reinhardt on Aug 22, 2008

    @Nephre Unless you drive manual Which is what you do, if you care about fuel economy at all. Some autoboxes may look great on paper, but there's so much you just can't do with them...