Slow news day…..
California, land of the Governator, Google and ….. and …… other things starting with G, is going to get it’s next 15 E85 fuel outlets. This will bring the total number of Californian stations to 16.
PASADENA, Calif.–The federal Department of Energy (DOE) announced that it has selected a strong collaborative team comprised of CALSTART, General Motors, Pacific Ethanol, CleanFUEL USA, Community Environmental Council and others to receive grant funding to jump start a major new alternative fuel network in the state. The grant would provide partial funding to build 15 publicly accessible E85 ethanol stations in California…..
…..With this initial round of funding, ten E85 will be constructed at existing gas stations owned by United Oil in the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area. With four pumps going to stations along the highway 101 route from Ventura to San Luis Obispo County, motorists will be able to conveniently refill in that region. A final E85 pump will be installed in the San Joaquin Valley alongside Highway 99 in Tulare.
Given Cali’s key status in all things economic, this has got to be a good step.
The next good step would be to hear that Saab are actually releasing a Biopower Saab in the US. Hopefully there’ll be something on that soon.
I wrote a few days ago about GM Europe’s new showroom look and feel: Saab vehicles will be sold alongside Opel and Chevrolet with a common look and feel in the showrooms.
Australia, on the other hand, are going to market Saab alongside Cadillac and Hummer in a limited number of showrooms, in a bid to mirror Ford’s Premier Auto Group – Volvo, Land Rover and Jaguar.
Selected dealers have been approached to join an exclusive network that will sell the military-inspired Hummer H3 SUV, and eventually encompass Saab and US luxury marque Cadillac.
“It’s gone beyond the discussion stage. It’s been formally talked about to the dealer network,” an automotive retail source said.
They’re pretty keen on this Cadillac expansion, aren’t they?
I just got an email from German Car Blog telling me they’re starting a German Car Blog Forum.
Seems redundant to me.
We’ve already got Car & Driver, The Truth About Cars, Road & Track…….