Looking at Bright E85 Future

Cindy Zimmerman

NEVC A recent pledge by the nation’s top automakers to produce more E85 vehicles is great news for the industry, according to the National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition.

“The automobile manufacturers are behind this effort,” said NEVC Deputy Director Michelle Kautz. “Daimler-Chrysler, Ford, General Motors and Nissan all agreed that they’re going to have half their production flexible fuel by the year 2012. We’re very excited about that.”

The car makers issued a joint statement making that pledge after meeting with President Bush recently.

The National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition recently published a 2007 E85 Purchasing Guide with the latest information on E85 and FFVs. The latest information is also available on the NEVC website.

“We update our website daily with new E85 locations and all flexible-fuel compatible vehicle models,” said Kautz.

There are currently over 1,000 E85 fueling stations, compared to just about 400 this time last year. By next year, Kautz says, “We’re hoping at least 5,000 stations.”

Listen to an interview with Michelle here: Listen To MP3 Kautz-NEVC (3 min MP3)

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