Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Corvette Racing Goes Green with E85

E85 Ethanol GM General Motors CorvetteGeneral Motor's Corvette Racing team will be powered by E85 ethanol, a high-octane, renewable alternative fuel, in the 2008 American Le Mans Series (ALMS).

The most successful team in ALMS history will switch to E85 ethanol--a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline in the demanding arena of endurance road racing.

Chevrolet general manager Ed Peper praised the switch to the higher-performing, cleaner burning fuel:
"Since its inception, Corvette has always been a platform for Chevrolet and GM to introduce and develop new technology... The use of E85 ethanol fuel by America's premier production sports car racing team in a high-profile, high-tech racing series like the ALMS shows that Chevy is continuing to lead by example"
E85 ethanol is an option for millions of American motorists and GM has produced more than 2.5 million E85-capable cars, trucks and SUVs on the road in the United States.

GM produces about 400,000 E85-capable vehicles a year and will double that to 800,000 a year by 2010. Chevrolet offers seven E85-capable models in 2008.

Source: General Motors


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