Latest Automotive News

Subscribe in a reader





Cadillac Escalade Adds FlexFuel Capability for 2009

Email   small font medium font large font

Google
 
Web AutoNews24h.com
All models of the 2009 Cadillac Escalade will be able to run on either ordinary gasoline or E85 ethanol, or any combination of the two, General Motors announced Friday.

And customers will have the fueling choice at no additional cost.

The Escalade, Escalade EXT and Escalade ESV as well as the GMC Denali, join the previously announced 2009 Chevrolet HHR, Buick Lucerne and Hummer H2 and H2 SUT as additions to GM’s industry-leading flex-fuel lineup .

“The success of E85 as an alternative fuel depends on having the fuel readily available and having a range of cars and trucks that can use it,” said GM Vice President of Environment, Energy and Safety Policy Beth Lowery . “We will offer more than 15 flex-fuel capable models for 2009 compared with 11 this year.”

The latest E85 product announcements coincided with the opening of a dozen new E85 fueling stations in the Greater Atlanta area this week.

“We continue to believe that ethanol used in high blends like E85 offers the best near-term solution to offset increased oil demand,” Lowery said. “There are more than 7 million vehicles today that can use E85. We need significantly more stations that offer the fuel.”

E85 ethanol (a blend of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline), is a cleaner-burning alternative fuel that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 23 percent compared with gasoline.

GM has committed to make half of its US production flex-fuel capable by 2012 providing the infrastructure is in place. GM built more than 1 million flex-fuel capable vehicles worldwide last year. It is committed to helping to speed sustainable ethanol to market via its alliances with Coskata Inc. and Mascoma Corp., two next-generation ethanol startups that can make ethanol from a range of non-grain sources.

Receive the latest automotive news by email!

Enter your email address:


Related news
Ability to Use Cleaner, Renewable Fuel Offered at No Cost to Customer ...
The 2009 Chevrolet HHR small SUV will become the first four-cylinder model in General Motors Corp.'s North American lineup that can run on either gasoline or E85 ethanol. GM North America President Troy ...
Classic Chevrolet/Hummer Boosts Consumer Access to Ethanol, Biodiesel ...
FlexFuel Vehicle Promotion Targets Ethanol Infrastructure Growth ...
Corvette Racing will be powered by E85 ethanol, a high-octane, renewable alternative fuel, in the 2008 American Le Mans Series. As part of the series' "green racing" initiative, the most successful team in ...
The world got it’s first look at the new 2007 Cadillac Escalade, back in November 2005, at an exclusive Milk Studios event in New York.  The next generation of the ...
Breaks 8-minute barrier, fastest documented lap time for a production sedan ...
Tokyo — TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION (TMC) announces its production, domestic sales and export results, including those for subsidiaries Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd. and Hino Motors, Ltd., for September 2009 and for the first-half ...

Best Investment Newsletter

- 46% in 2008

- invest in the best performing US stocks only and sell them when the uptrend is over

- very easy to follow, simple buy/sell signals

- no need to have investing or trading experience

Find More Now!


Cadillac Escalade Adds FlexFuel Capability for 2009
> © 2006-2017 AutoNews24h.com except where otherwise noted