Chrysler Group plans to double the number of its U.S. vehicles capable of running on ethanol-based fuel by 2008, with the Jeep Commander and Jeep Grand Cherokee receiving the technology upgrade by 2007. The company intends to sell more than 250,000 flexible-fuel vehicles (FFVs) capable of running on E85, a mix of 85% corn-based ethanol and 15% gasoline, and will double the number to 500,000 starting in the ’08 model year, comprising about one quarter of its U.S. fleet. “A significant ...

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