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

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 requirements for the amount of ethanol in U.S. gasoline stretching all the way to 2025. But times change. ALSO SEE: Proposal: Buy... read more

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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 


 
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


 
Corn Ethanol Pump

EPA To Approve E15 Gasoline Blend For 2001-2006 Vehicles Too

Following its October approval of E15 gasoline for 2007 or newer cars, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is to announce today that it will expand the approval to cars... read more January 21, 2011 by  1


 
Edison2 Very Light Car, Progressive Automotive X-Prize winner.

100-MPG Auto X-Prize Mainstream Winner: Would You Drive This?

After many months of testing, qualifying, and mechanical challenges--not to mention reams of press releases--today the Progressive Automotive X-Prize announced the winners of... read more September 16, 2010 by  6


 
General Electric GE WattStation charging

Who's Buying Green Cars? Not Only Consumers, But Big Fleets Too

Most of the focus on new green cars--like the 2011 Nissan Leaf, the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, and a slew of new and existing hybrids--has been on how consumers will adapt to them... read more August 11, 2010 by  1


 
Corn Ethanol Pump

More Ethanol in Gasoline Bad For Existing Cars, Say Automakers

Adding more ethanol to gasoline may help the U.S. meet a Congressional mandate to use more of the renewable fuel, but it could damage many of the cars now on the road, say... read more May 6, 2010 by  2


 
2010 Ford Fusion 4-door Sedan SE FWD Grille

Ford Doubles Down on Flex-Fuel Vehicles; Do Carbuyers Care?

It must be something in the water. Yesterday, we learned that every 2011 Buick Regal will offer flex-fuel capability as standard. Now it's Ford's turn; the company announced... read more May 4, 2010 by  4


 
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