With all the powertrain fuel technologies available for auto makers to develop today – diesel, hybrid electric and hydrogen fuel cell – another alternative is available: An old idea made new. And that is ethanol. Derived primarily from corn and sugar, but also plant by-products, ethanol once was relegated to an experimental additive to make gasoline burn cleaner. But with today’s pressures on better fuel economy, less dependency on foreign oil and growing environmental concerns, ...
Premium Content (PAID Subscription Required)
"Old Idea Made New: Ethanol Fuel Gains Respect" is part of the paid WardsAuto Premium content. You must log in with Premium credentials in order to access this article. Premium paid subscribers also gain access to:
All of WardsAuto's reliable, in-depth industry reporting and analysis
Hundreds of downloadable data tables including:
• Global sales and production data by country
• U.S. model-line inventory data
• Engine and equipment installation rates
• WardsAuto's North America Plant by Platform forecast
• Product Cycle chart
• Interrelationships among major OEMs
• Medium- and heavy-duty truck volumes
• Historical data and much more!
Current subscribers, please login or CLICK for support information.