GM Builds 500,000th E85 FlexFuel Truck -

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  1. Jordan23

    Jordan23 Full Access Member

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    Article may be a few months old, but this is still news for the Tahoe.

    The Daily Auto Insider
    Wednesday, March 22, 2006
    March 2006


    General Motors' Janesville, Wisconsin, Assembly plant has passed the 500,000 mark in producing Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban, GMC Yukon, Yukon XL, Yukon Denali and Yukon XL Denali full-size sport-utility vehicles with E85 FlexFuel capable engines, according to a company news release.

    Since 2002, the Janesville facility has been assembling SUVs with 5.3L V8 engines that are capable of running on gasoline, E85 ethanol (a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline), or a combination of both. The plant's production is part of the fleet of 1.5 million E85 FlexFuel Vehicles (FFVs) GM currently has on the road.

    Ethanol is a high-octane, domestically produced renewable fuel. In the United States, ethanol is typically produced from corn and other grain products, and in the future may be produced from other biomass resources such as agricultural and forestry wastes or specially grown energy crops, GM noted in its statement.


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    This is a technology I want to see really take off.