“At GM, we believe the biofuel with the greatest potential to displace petroleum-based fuels and help reduce tailpipe carbon gas emissions is ethanol, and so we have made a major commitment to vehicles that can run on E85 ethanol,” said GM General Manager Susan Docherty in an official statement.
GM already has 2.5 million FlexFuel vehicles on the road and is expecting a further 5 million E85 vehicles to be sold by the end of the decade. With the price of oil hitting $100 a barrel recently and today's environmental concerns, consumers are likely to seek a cheaper and cleaner alternative. Considering ethanol powered vehicles require less technology and cost significantly less then producing hybrid vehicles, the biggest biggest question remains which technology will win out and gain superiority on the petrol station forecourt. To make things even harder, consumers will soon be faced with even more eco-friendly vehicles including diesel-hybrids, hydrogen vehicles, all-electric vehicles and possibly even more.