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Why Isn't The 2016 Chevy Volt A Flex-Fuel Plug-In Hybrid That Can Use E85 Ethanol?

Why Isn't The 2016 Chevy Volt A Flex-Fuel Plug-In Hybrid That Can Use E85 Ethanol?

The 2016 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid has received numerous accolades, including this site's Best Car To Buy 2016 Award. It's better-looking, quicker, quieter, and has a significantly longer all-electric range of 53 miles. It is not, however, certified to use E85, the fuel blend containing 85... read more

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Big square baler harvesting wheat straw for production of cellulosic ethanol

Will Biofuels Be Better For Plastics Than For Vehicle Fuel?

Turn the clock back to 2007--when Congress passed the U.S. Energy Independence and Security Act--and biofuels like ethanol were apparently poised to solve the country's... read more October 20, 2014 by


 
FlexFuel badge on E85-capable 2009 Chevrolet HHR

E85 By The Numbers: One Station In 50 For One Car In 20

Back in 2007, ethanol was viewed as a way to cut gasoline consumption and U.S. dependence on foreign oil. It was then seen as such a panacea that Congress enacted volume... read more March 12, 2014 by


 
Big square baler harvesting wheat straw for production of cellulosic ethanol

Flex-Fuel Vehicles And E85: Why Ethanol Isn't Making Its Numbers

When the U.S. Energy Independence and Security Act was passed in 2007, ethanol was viewed as a way to cut gasoline consumption and reduce dependence on foreign oil. Seven... read more February 20, 2014 by


 
Big square baler harvesting wheat straw for production of cellulosic ethanol

New Lure For Ethanol Blends: More Ethanol, But A Lower Price?

Could low prices be the key to making ethanol more popular? One Michigan filling station allows customers to change the ethanol-gasoline blend in their fuel. As customers... read more September 27, 2013 by


 
Corn Ethanol Pump

EPA Keeps Corn-Based Ethanol Mandate, Rejects Suspension Request

Last month, the governors of eight states and almost 200 members of Congress asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to suspend rules that mandate production of... read more November 19, 2012 by 6


 
FlexFuel badge on E85-capable 2009 Chevrolet HHR

Is E85 Ethanol The Solution To High Gas Prices?

Ethanol is often touted as being the future fuel of internal combustion vehicles, as it can be more easily--and more locally--produced than regular gasoline, while producing... read more October 8, 2012 by 11


 
Biofuel crops (photo: Texas A&M University biofuels research alliance)

Ethanol In Your Gasoline Tank: The Pros And Cons

With flex-fuel cars that can run on E85 ethanol still a minority of the vehicles on sale, you might think ethanol isn't as important as some other future fuels. But up to 10... read more July 18, 2012 by 7


 
Big square baler harvesting wheat straw for production of cellulosic ethanol

Ethanol Goals Passed By Congress Cannot Be Met: New Study

Ethanol has been problematic for several years now. Promoted as a way for the U.S. to grow its own vehicle fuel, the alcohol was so popular several years ago that Congress... read more May 3, 2012 by 6


 
GM E85 presentation

E85 Now Harder To Find Than Electric Car Charging: Here’s Why

Despite millions of dollars of commitment from automakers like Ford and General Motors, finding somewhere to fill your flex-fuel car with E85 is now officially harder than... read more December 12, 2011 by 12


 
2011 Ford Escape Hybrid

Five High-Mileage SUVs You’ll Want To Check Out For 2012

You’re an SUV owner looking to upgrade your current car, but you’re also getting tired of increasing gas prices and the way those hybrid and electric car owners... read more September 27, 2011 by 1


 
2012 Bentley Continental GTC

Bentley Examines Plug-in Hybrids, Diesels - But W-12 Here To Stay

Bentley might be better known for its fast, powerful, luxury cars typically owned by celebrities, sports stars and business moguls -- but that doesn’t mean it... read more August 30, 2011 by 0


 
Corn Ethanol Pump

Ethanol: Solution or Stopgap?

Amid the clamor over the price of oil hitting $100 a barrel and our heavy dependence on foreign sources of supply, ethanol has reemerged as an alternative fuel that seems to... read more July 14, 2011 by 12


 
Gas pump

U.S. Senate Votes To End Ethanol Subsidies; They'll Continue Anyhow

The once-unthinkable actually happened last Thursday: The U.S. Senate voted 73-27 to abolish a 45-cents-per-gallon subsidy to the U.S. ethanol industry. Immediately. Because... read more June 20, 2011 by 2


 
Toyota Prius at US Capitol, by Flickr user Izik

Federal Government Saving Gas With Higher-MPG Vehicles Too

You may recall a few weeks back we reported on police forces all around the nation downsizing their vehicle fleets from big and brawny V-8 sedans to a new-generation of V-6... read more April 29, 2011 by 1


 
Corn Ethanol Pump

Ethanol Wars: Farm Senators Want More E85 Flex-Fuel Cars By 2016

Let's be real: How many of you out there have ever driven a single mile on E85 ethanol fuel? Very, very, very few of you, most likely. The fuel composed of 85 percent ethanol... read more April 8, 2011 by 9


 

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