Brazil unveils first "flex-fuel" car to sugar industry

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SAO PAULO, Brazil, March 27 (Reuters) - Volkswagen AG on Thursday unveiled to the sugar industry and media the first Brazilian car powered by either sugar cane-based fuel ethanol or gasoline. Volkswagen, over 80 percent of whose Brazilian cars in the 1980s ran on ethanol, believes that the flex-fuel model will attract back consumers who switched to gasoline cars following an ethanol shortage in 1990. "Ethanol is preferable because it's cheap and clean," said Volkswagen's Brazilian ...

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