Well, this time, some type of announcement about their "continued
support" of E85. Check out this article and pay special attention of
the corporate bullshit phrases like 'faciliated plans' and 'significant
advertising & promotion'...'help our nation to wean itself from its
addiction to oil'....sheez...showboating again..delivering little....
The #1 issue with E85 is that the supply of it is already far less than
would be needed to fuel the minority of the US vehicle fleet which can
The only reason GM and Ford pushed out a bunch of so called flex-fuel
vehicles was that they got credits against their CAFE numbers for
selling the things. It didn't matter if nobody every fueled with E85,
just selling cars which in theory could run the stuff allowed GM and
Ford to avoid penalties for not hitting CAFE targets. For example, see:
In other words, the bottom line is that the GM and Ford vehicles sold as
a group were allowed to have lower fuel economy than they otherwise
would have been required to in return for putting a bunch of flex-fuel
capable vehicles out there.
Why would you take his word? "E85 a a combination of 15 percent gasoline
and 85 percent ethanol, a corn-based additive. Flex-fuel cars can run on
gas, E85, or combinations of the two." TIM MOLLOY, Associated Press writer
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