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Toyota has a mean looking race car. The interesting part is it is battery operated.

http://www.canadiandriver.com/news/040317-2.htm

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"The wheels have their own electric motors that are powered by the Toyota fuel cell stack. As a result, the MTRC is a zero emissions vehicle."

I would like to see more of these steps.

Also, there is a fuel product available in the USA called E85. It is 85 percent from corn extracts that are produced in the USA and almost entirely pollution free AND runs in any combustion engine on later models with a small inexpensive mod that Auto makers currently offer.

Does anyone have this E85 in their area??????

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E85 sounds intriguing. In Connecticut, we only use corn-derived ethanol (10%) as an additive in place of MTB, which is banned here. The only issue is, since ethanol isn't made in large quanities, it can lead to higher costs in the short term...
 

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The beauty about Toyota's goal is to extend the limits of alternate fuel technologies. They'll plunk the money down to look at innovative ideas rather than their CEO's pocketing bonuses. If they fail, they have still learned something.

It reminds me of Subaru entering the racing/ road scene. They jumped in with both feet and give it a top priority. I don't see them (nor Toyota nor Honda) looking to GM or Ford or Chrysler for outsourcing.
 

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Originally posted by i am bill@Mar 19 2004, 07:36 PM
My Yukon is E85 capable, but I don't know where I can get it.
Follow the link. There are E85 stations all over the US. But not nearly enough....
I am glad to see some are familiar with E85. It is like a closely guarded secret.

http://www.e85fuel.com/refueling/index.htm
 
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