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American Car Makers Applaud US President Bush's
Commitment to Alternative Fuels

 

 

27th February, 2007

Presentation at a Kroger site 
in Columbus, Ohio, USA 
with a Chevrolet Tahoe E85 
in the background 

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American car manufacturers have commended the US President, George W Bush, for continuing to encourage the development of alternative fuel vehicles and alternative fuels. Currently, car manufacturers are offering 60 models of alternatively fueled vehicles including ethanol-capable E-85, hybrid electric, clean diesel and more in America.

The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers supports improved energy conservation and energy security. Additionally, car makers advocate developing U.S. transportation energy policy that comprehensively involves all sectors of the economy.

"The President recognises that in order to enhance our energy security, we must develop an energy policy that incorporates all stakeholders, including alternative energy suppliers, the research & development and scientific community, the investment community, government at all levels and especially consumers," stated Dave McCurdy, President of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers. "Reducing petroleum consumption is a shared responsibility."

America's car makers are working with the energy industry to develop a range of alternative fuels capable of sustaining mobility while ensuring more secure energy sources. Alliance members have forged more than 25 partnerships, joint ventures or research and development projects with energy producers to expand the fueling infrastructure for fuels such as ethanol, biomass and hydrogen.

McCurdy added, "Alternative fuel autos of all kinds are a reality today. Whether it's achieving greater fuel economy or reducing America's reliance on oil as a primary fuel source, auto makers remain committed to populating America's roadways with innovative vehicle technologies."

The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers is a trade association of 9 car and light truck manufacturers including BMW Group, DaimlerChrysler, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Mazda, Mitsubishi Motors, Porsche, Toyota and Volkswagen.

Our Editor sees no evidence that the Australian parliament has an interest in seeing the development of alternative fuel sources in the near future. Although, the New South Wales government does have a long term plan to improve the use of ethanol in NSW, in a scheme which is similar to a British proposal.



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