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GM To Introduce FlexFuel Version of 2009 Buick Lucerne

GM will introduce a FlexFuel version of the 2009 Buick Lucerne sedan, making it the first E85 flex-fuel capable Buick passenger car. GM will offer more than 15 FlexFuel models in 2009, up from 11 this year.

GM has committed to make half of its US production flex-fuel capable by 2012, providing the infrastructure is in place. GM built more than 1 million flex-fuel capable vehicles worldwide last year. It is committed to helping to speed cellulosic ethanol to market via its partnership with Coskata Inc., which can make ethanol from a range of renewable sources.

For Buick, the FlexFuel-capable Lucerne is a no-cost option for consumers.

The Lucerne is the latest vehicle announced for the 2009 GM FlexFuel lineup. The four-cylinder Chevrolet HHR was revealed at the Chicago Auto Show in February and the Hummer H2 and H2 SUT were announced in March as part of the opening of the first public E85 pumps owned by a dealership, Classic Chevrolet-Hummer in Grapevine, Texas.





Out of the 200,000 gasoline stations there are about 1000 E85 pumps. It costs so little to make a car into an FFV at the factory that this should be standard equipment. Then you would break the deadlock and have 50 million cars out there that can use E85. What avid capitalist could pass up a market like that? Of course, you would have to break the distribution/station situation that the oil companies have, but this could be done over time.

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