America’s Big 3 Auto Makers Commit to Renewable-Fuel Vehicles

Yesterday American automotive companies DaimlerChrysler, Ford and General Motors made the single largest commitment to renewable fuels in the nation’s history by announcing plans to double their annual production of vehicles capable of running on renewable fuels.

The pledge toward producing more flex fuel vehicles that can use E85 ethanol or biodiesel will now reach two million cars and trucks by 2010. This announcement brings another million cars and trucks this year alone to the 5 million or more flex fuel vehicles on the road today. “We need business and government to work together to enhance the production, distribution and use of renewable biofuels,” said Chrysler Group President and CEO, Tom LaSorda, Ford Motor Company Chairman and CEO, Bill Ford and General Motors Chairman and CEO, Rick Wagoner in a letter to all Members of Congress (link below). “Our hope is that with this commitment, fuel providers will have even more incentive to produce ethanol and other biofuels and install pumps to distribute them,” the CEOs said. The CEOs also noted that, “vehicles alone will not get the job done. To capitalize on this commitment, Congress and the Administration need to continue to promote the production of biofuels, increase incentives for refueling infrastructure, and continue incentives for automakers to produce biofuel vehicles.”
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