From today's Autobeat Daily:
Ethanol makes more sense than diesels. It would cost less and do more to curb carbon dioxide emissions and the use of foreign oil if America promoted high ethanol fuels instead of pursuing diesels, opines General Motors Corp. Vice Chairman Bob Lutz.
He declares that GM has “the gravest of doubts” that diesels can solve the country’s oil or emission problems, reports Automotive News.
Even so, Lutz says GM is ready to tap its lineup of small European diesel engines if U.S. fuel economy standards tighten or the price premium for diesel engines drops. Lutz believes mass production of ethanol is no more than three years away, and he figures it costs only $100 per vehicle to convert vehicles to burn E85, a blend of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline.