The Flexible Fuel Vehicle Club of America, the nation’s first consumer driven group supporting the production and utilization of more alternative fuels and vehicles, was unveiled recently at the 11th Congressional Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Expo in Washinton D.C.
“One of the fundamental objectives of the club is to locate the drivers who have FFVs and encourage them to use higher blends of ethanol. This is the only way to increase the availability of new fuel choices and encourage their local gasoline retailers to provide E85,” said club Founder and President Burl Haigwood. The FFV Club of America will rally drivers to use more alternative fuels such as ethanol.
U.S. Congressman Lee Terry (R-NE), a member of the Ethanol Across America Advisory Board, a group that assisted in launching the group, said, “At a time when our economy is feeling the weight of our dangerous dependence on imported oil, the Flexible Fuel Vehicle Club is a way to galvanize the millions and millions of ordinary Americans who are already fighting back. The use of domestic, renewable fuels like ethanol in high concentrations like E85 is a major weapon in this battle to stem the flow of foreign oil.”
FFV Club members will have access to information resources and opportunities to network through the club’s Web site, www.flexiblefuelvehicleclub.org.
The National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition will also be supporting the FFV club through a partnership.