What's hot? Not ethanol

Teschler, Leland
August 2008
Machine Design;8/7/2008, Vol. 80 Issue 15, p10
Trade Publication
The author reflects on the usability of ethanol as fuels. He reveals that carmakers introduced vehicle after vehicle that could run on E85, an alcohol fuel mixture that typically contains a mixture of up to 85% denatured fuel ethanol and gasoline. In addition, the author stresses that automakers can artificially increase the fuel-efficiency numbers they must meet under Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE).


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