Big 3 FFV Promise

Cindy Zimmerman Car Makers, Ethanol, Flex Fuel Vehicles

DaimlerChrysler, Ford Motor Company and General Motors Corporation have announced plans to double the annual production of flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs) to two million by the year 2010. According to an Illinois Corn Growers release, the auto manufacturers pledged this commitment last week in a letter addressed to members of Congress signed by Chrysler Group President and CEO, Tom LaSorda, …

Car Makers, Ethanol, Flex Fuel Vehicles

From Ethanol to Hydrogen

Cindy Zimmerman Car Makers, Ethanol, Hydrogen

The head of General Motors’ research and development says ethanol could be paving the way for the use of hydrogen in cars in the future. GM’s Lawrence Burns told Reuters Wednesday that encouraging farmers to grow corn or other grains that can be converted into clean-burning, renewable fuel creates a system that can he readily applied to generating hydrogen as …

Car Makers, Ethanol, Hydrogen

Handing Over The Keys

Chuck Zimmerman Audio, Car Makers, EPIC, Ethanol, Indy Racing, Promotion

One of the speakers at today’s Ethanol Summit was Ed Peper, General Manager of Chevrolet. He’s pictured here with Indiana Lt. Governor Becky Skillman. I interviewed Ed about General Motors committment to alternative fuel vehicles (AFV’s) after his remarks to the Summit attendees. He made it very clear that GM is in the alternative fuels business to stay. He says …

Audio, Car Makers, EPIC, Ethanol, Indy Racing, Promotion

Auto Makers Back 25x’25

Cindy Zimmerman Car Makers, Government

According to Paddock Talk, the CEOs of General Motors, Ford and DaimlerChrysler are supporting efforts that seek to provide 25 percent of America’s energy needs from renewable sources by 2025, known as 25X’25. In meetings with Congressional leaders today, Chrysler Group President and CEO Tom LaSorda, Ford Motor Company Chairman and CEO Bill Ford and General Motors Chairman and CEO …

Car Makers, Government

Stalk Car Race

Cindy Zimmerman Car Makers, EPIC, Ethanol, Flex Fuel Vehicles, Racing

General Motors made ethanol history Friday when a Chevy Silverado E-85 Flex Fuel Vehicle (FFV) served as the pace car for the GM Flex Fuel 250 at Daytona race, starting the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race, according to a news release. “GM is delighted to be able to sponsor the event tonight,” said Ed Peper, Chevrolet general manager. “We are …

Car Makers, EPIC, Ethanol, Flex Fuel Vehicles, Racing