Monday, June 6, 2011
The following is an excerpt from an informative PDF document by Anne Korin, Gal Luft, and Marc Goldman entitled Energy Independence Myths and Solutions:
The challenge with flex fuel is the diffculty in locating a station that pumps it. Of America’s 121,000 gas stations, only about 1,275 stations in 41 states currently offer E85. That will change when all cars come flex fuel capable. At 10-12 million new cars per year in the U.S., it will take only about three years for flex fuel to reach the 30 million cars needed to justify most gas stations to invest in flex fuel pumps. With American leadership, the Open Fuel Standard would become a global standard, forcing gasoline to compete against a variety of alternative fuels worldwide. These alcohol fuels can be made domestically, as well as in Africa, Latin America and South Asia, thereby also enabling millions of people to rise out of poverty.