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While Hurricane Ike caused gas to shoot up to $5 a gallon in some areas, one problem in the direct path of the storm was a total lack of gasoline. But, for one University of Houston mechanical engineering student, the absence of gasoline didn't stop his evacuation: he just filled up with E85 and kept on moving. A story on Expo TV about senior Chris Reudelhuber's flexfuel dash to safety reads a bit too anti-hybrid to take seriously, but it does point out one aspect of flexfuel vehicles that certainly doesn't get much attention: the ability to fill up with whatever is available when supply gets tight. Thanks to Adam B. for the tip.

[Source: Expo TV]

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