With Ford Motor Co. now selling 3.0L '99 Ranger pickups, the pursuit of the flexible-fuel vehicle (FFV) sales crown eventually could become a real race. But it's unlikely the perennial alternative fuel leader will be able to catch up to latecomer DaimlerChrysler Corp., at least in the short term. DCC is entering the second year of a three-year program to build minivans capable of burning both gasoline and E85, a mix of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline. All minivans with 3.3L engines can burn ...

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