DETROIT – Despite their eco-friendly image, industry sales juggernauts such as Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co. Ltd. are trailing the E85 trend, a leading ethanol advocate claims. “They’re way behind the curve – way behind,” says Bob Dinneen, president of the Washington-based Renewable Fuels Assn., an ethanol industry trade association. “They’ve invested a lot in (hybrid-electric vehicle) technology and they’ve ignored the flex-fuel technology.” The 85:15 blend of ethanol and ...

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