reply to post by jojoKnowsBest
That is a good thought, and here it comes, but E85 is a joke. If you took every cornfield in the U.S. and planted fuel grade corn to be used as
fuel, after you picked every kernel you could pick up out of the field the refineries could only make enough E85 gas for about 7% of the demand for
gas in the U.S.. And after you go and buy that flexfuel vehicle, you are going to get about 6 to 15% less mpg's. That is the average for all flexfuel
vehicles by all builders who produce them. So in the end you would be using more fuel than a regular gas vehicle buring regular gas and by burning
more you are not really helping the cause.
Are you ready for this? If you really want to make a dent in the U.S. consumption which in turn would decrease demand and in turn would lower prices
back to where they should be, about $ 1.00 gallon! (the good old days!) then this is the direction we need to be going.
Hybrid-Diesel!!!!!!!!! At the end of this year and maybe sooner, VW will be bringing their first production hybrid-diesel to the U.S.. When this car
gets here it will change the way car builders think in the U.S.. This car will average 69.9 mpg!
If we took 1/3 of the registered private vehicles in this country and traded them for diesel's it would reduce the U.S. fuel consumption by almost
Doubling the mpg's and in some cases in certain vehicles close to tripple the mpg's. The technology is here now! We the people have to step up and
demand that this be done.
Mini Cooper has a gasoline car that sells in the U.S. that gets almost 40 mpg. They have better things to come. Toyota, the prius! I hate to say this,
but American cars are terrible. They break, get bad gas mileage and have the worst resale value out there. Most of the technology in U.S. cars that
result in descent gas milage is usually foreign technology.
If indeed the U.S. car makers have the technology to make cars get better fuel economy they are withholding it from the American people. The Big Oil
Co's keep them in check by writing them a big check. It is a sickening process. It is amazing what you can learn by spending half or your adult life
in the military. When you learn how to look at the Big Picture from outside the box, you see things that the avg. person will not see.
If you want to check my info, go to the UK version of the jeep website. pick any vehicle that we have here in the U.S. and compare the stats. I just
picked them because I own a jeep. You can try any U.S. brand that sells in the U.K.
The emissions are lower, the CO2 is lower and fuel mileage is near 30% better. The diesels are twice as good. Same car, almost double mpg's and lower
emissions and CO2. Please tell me why we don't do more to stop this fleecing of America.