Ethanol is the most promising short-term solution to Americans’ foreign oil addiction, U.S. Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman said Thursday.
Bodman called on automakers to make more vehicles capable of running on E85, a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline. For the 2006 model year, about 700,000 so-called "flex-fuel" vehicles were produced.
Over the next three years, the federal government plans to award $50 million worth of grants to universities, national (...) > Full story
An innovative new hybrid research vehicle being developed by Ford Motor Company has a dual mission: help reduce U.S. dependence on imported oil while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
At the Washington Auto Show, Ford unveiled the Ford Escape
Hybrid E85, a research vehicle marrying two petroleum-saving technologies – hybrid electric power and flexible-fuel capability. Escape Hybrid E85 is the world’s first hybrid vehicle capable of operating on blends of fuel containing as much (...) > Full story