Bill To Require FFVs

Cindy Zimmerman

Dick Lugar A bill introduced in the U.S. Senate last week would require all U.S. marketed vehicles to be manufactured as Flexible Fuel Vehicles (FFVs) within ten years. The Fuel Security and Consumer Choice Act, introduced by U.S. Sens. Dick Lugar (R-IN), Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Barack Obama (D-IL), would mean that all cars sold in the United States after 2016 would be capable of running on both regular gasoline and E-85 renewable fuel.
In a release from his office, Lugar said, “Flexible Fuel Vehicles play an important role in increasing our use of renewable fuels and decreasing our dependence on foreign oil. America’s insatiable appetite for oil places our nation in a precarious situation of reliability on regions that have become increasingly hostile to us. This bill would complement the exciting advances in the energy bill that Congress passed earlier this year that more than doubled the production and use of domestic renewable fuels. Passage of this legislation would send an important signal to the market that renewable fuels, such as those produced in Indiana, will be fully embraced by our nation.”

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