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There are drawbacks to every kind of alternative to burning fossil fuels in our cars. Electric cars don't have enough range. Hybrids are burdened with what essentially boils down to two parallel powertrains. Hydrogen is limited to where it is available. Bio-ethanol has its own drawbacks, but don't tell that to the performance enthusiast. That's because E85 – similar to what IndyCars run on but mixed with 15 percent pump gasoline – is not only a renewable and cleaner source of energy,

Last year, Barwell Motorsport's bio-ethanol powered Aston Martin DBRS9 proved green fuels can be competitive in racing. That success did not go unnoticed, and Cadena Motorsport will follow in Barwell's footsteps, converting its yellow DBRS9 to run on the greener juice as well. The British GT Championship's website caught up with Cadena drivers Barrie Whight and Gavan Kershaw. Whight says Aston Martin's racing partners see the use of green fuels as very attractive because it improves their corpor

We reported back in November that Volvo was planning an ethanol-ready version of its compact C30 model, to be released next month. Now its been revealed that Volvo will also be showing a new concept, the All Wheel Drive Volvo XC60 Concept, for the first time at January's Detroit show. The powertrain for the concept is a six-cylinder, 3.2-liter, in-line bioethanol engine that has been optimised for E85 (85 percent bioethanol, 15 percent gasoline). The engine was introduced in the all-new Volvo S8