Saturday, June 28, 2008

So much for E85

This ought to be good news for Buzz and Chris Hedges, they've been watching E85 prices for the last couple months.

While Audi is over there planning to produce an electric car within the next decade, Mercedes-Benz is hoping to be completely petro free within seven years. At least that's the word according to a recent report in The Sun. Dr. Herbert Kohler, who is responsible for Mercedes' advanced engineering, has reportedly suggested that "by 2015 motorists will have switched almost completely to alternative fuel cars." In order to make sure it's not left out, the automaker already has an electric car in the works for 2010 as well as plans to use its DiesOtto engine which will give motorists the ability to use biofuels should they choose. Still, aiming to phase petroleum completely out of its lineup by 2015 sounds overly ambitious from here, but we certainly won't complain if it achieves said goal.

From: Engadget by way of AutoblogGreen

1 comment:

Chris Hedges said...

Nice looking car!

I'm hoping we'll get away from foreign oil this time around -- especially since it seems that all of the cheap and easy oil is forever gone.