DaimlerChrysler hypes its green credentials, with some validity

In time for Earth Day, DaimlerChrysler released a press release hyping all the green automobile advances they’ve done in the last few years and mentioning what’s around the corner for the company. The top three items: 1.5 million Flexible Fuel Vehicles sold, the Jeep Liberty CRD can use B5 biodiesel and the 2007 Dodge Ram Heavy-Duty diesel fleet trucks will be able to B20.
DaimlerChrysler also mentions its vehicles capable of running on E85: select models of the Dodge Stratus and Chrysler Sebring, the Dodge Caravan and Grand Caravan and the Dodge Durango and the Dodge Ram 1500. Perhaps most hopeful, the release says DaimlerChrysler will make half a million E85 FFVs each year, starting with the 2008 model year. The company says it is promoting ethanol and biodiesel to reduce emissions, support U.S. agriculture and reduce dependence on foreign oil.
One item not mentioned: all the old Mercedes cars being converted to biodiesel by clever individuals across the world.
Here’s the link, but it’s behind a media registration wall. If you’re unsure what some of these acronyms mean, check out this post.

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