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Automakers to Double Production of Flex-Fuel Vehicles

posted on June 30, 2006

U.S. automakers said this week they will double production of flexible-fuel vehicles by 2010, adding vehicles capable of running on ethanol blends and other biofuels and reducing dependence on foreign oil. Writing lawmakers about their plans, the leaders of General Motors Corp., Ford Motor Co., and DaimlerChrysler AG's Chrysler Group urged oil companies and Congress to promote the production of ethanol and biofuel, and increase the number of service stations offering the fuels. "Our hope is that with this commitment, fuel providers will have even more incentives to produce ethanol and other biofuels and install pumps to distribute them," the automakers wrote.

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