Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Corn Fueled Trucks

GM is currently selling the Avalanche, Tahoe, Suburban, and Yukon with engines that can run on gasoline or ethanol (E85) or a mixture of both. Ethanol comes from from corn grown right in the US.

"E85 is the term for motor fuel blends of 85 percent ethanol and just 15 percent gasoline. E85 is an alternative fuel as defined by the U.S. Department of Energy. Besides its superior performance characteristics, ethanol burns cleaner than gasoline; it is a completely renewable, domestic, environmentally friendly fuel that enhances the nation's economy and energy independence." -ksgrains.com

Unlike the "hybrid" bandaids which still use a normal gasoline mixture. GM's solution is an actual difference maker in the transition from foreign oil to domestic fuel.

2 comments:

American Lung Association of Minnesota said...

E85 rocks on in Minnesota. With 190 E85 stations, we use more of this home-grown, cleaner burning fuel than anyone else in the USA.

See www.CleanAirChoice.org for more info.

Cope said...

As of December 13th, Ford is producing FFV F-150s, and is committed to producing a quarter of a million FFVs in 2006.
Ford has also partnered with VeraSun Energy, the nation's second-largest ethanol producer, to increase the number of gas stations offering E85.