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In Dallas, a businessman has spent half a million dollars to install nine pumps that dispense E85, E10, and biodiesel. The catch: the businessman is a HUMMER dealer, and the pumps are next to his dealership. The station is called Classic Clean Fuels, and it is intended to make a statement for next year's H2 and H2 SUT, which will be the first production models to be Flex-fuel capable.

You won't need to drive a HUMMER to get E85 at the station. The pumps are open to the public, a first for a dealer-owned gas station. By 2010, GM has said all HUMMERs will be biofuel-capable. GM plans to market 15 Flexfuel models next year, but only one percent of the country's service stations sell E85. GM is using that as an opportunity to open the public's (and dealers') minds to putting alternative fuel stations in alternative places.

Said GM's Larry Burns, "Down the road we may even want to consider hydrogen dispensers at dealerships."

[Source: Auto News, sub req'd]

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      • 6 Years Ago

      My name is DAVID MARK, I'm highly interested in your item below :

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      • 7 Years Ago
      My small four cylinder GM truck runs 100% on E85. I'd prefer to keep money in the US economy. Also, this is just paving the way for second generation bio fuels from wood wastes, trash, switch grass, etc.

      Personally no interest in an H2, but a flexfuel crossover SUV - like a GM Theta platform - would be cool.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Ethanol is a joke, why are we even subsidizing it?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Bring it on... More E85 I love it. as we get more it'll get chaeper and once It becomes availble enough I can convert my car over 100% I can't wait. although the 2.2 ecotec going biofuel Is exciting too, I really enjoyed my last ecotec car and adding native E85 would make that a near perfect car for me. I just wish I could find more in more places.
        • 7 Years Ago
        sorry I don't understand.. I spend less for less, or more for more. right now on petrol I get about 25mpg I don't find enough E85 to maximize tuning, yet... but just extending Injector pulse width I get about 20% less MPG (or about 20 MPG) but pay 20% less then regular in cost. My only advantage isusually my car needs 91 or better octane which here is actually a whole dollar more then E85 so there is a small net cost benefit. but hey as someone that's driven thousands of miles on the stuff and done the math. and my own experments. I guess I should have not wasted all that time actually learning the truth and just spouted out anti ethanol rhetoric, Silly me.

        there is value, just make it more availble.. and cheaper PLEASE!
        • 7 Years Ago
        @ ltclloyd

        well then I guess you'll be one of the few spending much more for much less.
      • 7 Years Ago
      And since it costs more energy to make a gallon of Ethanol that is in a gallon Ethanol, the Hummer can now use even more energy.

      Ethanol is scam perpetrated by the corn lobby and manufacturers that get big CAFE credits for E85 compatible vehicles.
        • 7 Years Ago
        1st- Ethanol does NOT have a negative net energy, but rather at least a 10% gain. Newer processes are better.
        2nd- Do you have any Idea of how much energy it takes to get a gallon of Gasoline to the pump???
        3rd- All energy is not equal. I can't put electricity (or gas/coal heat) into my [hypothetical] Impala, Taurus, Ranger, OR Hummer.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I think GM is behind ethanol because it is investing heavily in ethanol that isn't based on corn.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Brent is exactly right. Corn-based ethanol is just a stop gap to get the cellulose ethanol or even butanol.

        Besides, even if farmers are now making the money with the corn-based ethanol scenario, I would rather they make it than oil companies. If everyone has forgotten, they are the heritage of our country.
        • 7 Years Ago
        GM is making E85 vehicles because that's the loop hole they negotiated with CAFE so they could continue to sell their land yaghts.
      • 7 Years Ago

      The biggest car market is in California and there aren't any E85 stations here.

      So what's the point ?

      Large oil companies don't own farms or fields of corn, so what is their incentive to sell a fuel that they don't control and doesn't earn them as much money as gasoline ?
      • 7 Years Ago
      so now they get 8 mpg instead of 12?
        • 7 Years Ago
        Shouldn't that be 9 instead of 8.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Since the H2 is really just a Tahoe, and all the Tahoes are e85 (aren't they?) compatible, wouldn't the H2 be e85 compatible as well?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Ok, all good points. But you have to admit that the idea of putting hydrogen fill-ups at dealers is a good one. I was kinda like, why didn't I think of that? It could really jump start things in the future. If it takes putting e85 out first to get people used to the idea of losing gasoline then it's alright by me. Dern internal combustion engines. They're great fun but I want fuel cell cars with super efficient batteries and regenerative braking! Oh, and a unicorn. lol
      • 7 Years Ago
      Yes, ethanol as a fuel is a joke. Causes more pollution, is less efficient, drives up costs of corn and other products. I have no idea how people thought this was a good idea.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I think corn fuel a scam. Hummer needs to go electric, NOT corny. Its like they wanted to make their cars even worse.
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