Ford Motor Co. announces an alliance with VeraSun Energy Corp., the nation’s second-largest ethanol producer, aiming to increase the availability of E85 in the U.S. About 500 of 180,000 gasoline stations sell E85, which is 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline. Ford, General Motors Corp. and DaimlerChrysler AG have produced about 6 million flexible-fuel vehicles (FFVs) with little infrastructure in place for consumers to fill up on E85. (See related story: E85 Faces Uphill March Despite ...

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