Automakers Announce More Flex Fuel Vehicles
June 28, 2006
In another move indicating the President's leadership on renewable energy sources and technology, DiamlerChrysler, Ford and General Motors today announced an effort to double the number of FlexFuel vehicles that they manufacture by 2010.
The President, in his State of the Union address, called for America to address an addiction to oil and launched the Advanced Energy Initiative to change the way we power our homes, offices and vehicles. Today"s announcement by the Big 3 automakers is demonstrative of how the American people and corporate citizens are rising to this national challenge.
During an April visit to Detroit, Secretary of Energy Samuel W. Bodman further encouraged the leaders in the automotive industry that the nation needs more production of flex fuel vehicles of all vehicle types and classes. To that end DOE has been working collaboratively and continuously with its automotive partners in a dialogue to establish ambitious, but realizable production stretch targets. Today"s announcement confirms the benefit of public/private partnerships and the enhanced dialogue that results.
"Most automakers are rising to the President"s call and doing their part to maximize the way that private markets can serve the public good,” said Alexander Karsner, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. “We look forward to continuing to grow a new energy economy together for the 21st century".
To learn more about the Advanced Energy Initiative click here.