VANCOUVER – Although Detroit-based auto makers this week announced a new initiative to crank up production of vehicles with engines capable of using corn-based E85 fuel, one competing auto maker executive flatly says E85 isn’t the answer. John Watts, manager-product planning for American Honda Motor Co. Inc., says Honda has a defined, multifaceted development strategy for new products that will help customers cut fuel consumption, but sometimes-controversial E85 isn’t likely to play a role ...

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