Discover the Alternatives: The Future of Alternative Fuels


The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers released a report [PDF] this week showing how the automakers have "active roles in helping the United States achieve energy security through greater production of alternative fuel autos, new partnerships with fuel providers to expand the fueling infrastructure, and working with governments to get more such vehicles on the road." The report outlines a variety of biofuel options, highlighting initiatives like the "25 by 25" where 25 percent of the total transportation used in the US will be provided by America's farms, forests and ranches by 2025. There are also a bevy of numbers thrown around, including stats like the 8 million alternative-fuel vehicles on the road today (by the way, that's 3.6 million "clean diesel" vehicles and 3.8 million ethanol-capable ones, leaving 280,000 hybrids) and that just seven in ten people realize you can get diesel at just about any gas station in the country. The Alliance is made up of the BMW Group, DaimlerChrysler, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Mazda, Mitsubishi Motors, Porsche, Toyota and Volkswagen; Honda, conspicuously absent, must figure they can promote alternative fuel cars without them. ::The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, ::Discover the Alternatives, ::Discover the Alternatives Report [PDF] via ::AutoblogGreen