The Detroit News has published an article by Neil Winton that tends to suggest that he doesn’t have money tied up in corn futures. OK, I embellished the photo and that last sentence a little. But the sentiments holds fairly true if you read his latest work.
Many of these anti-ethanol tirades assume a position where ethanol is proposed as a replacement for all fossil fuels. Ethanol is only one piece in the puzzle and as the technology gets better with time, it’ll be even more valid.
Saab are in on the ground floor with the best application of the technology – right where they need to be.
It’s funny, but I was reading in The Truth About Cars just last night how gasoline engines are more adaptable than diesels and will probably overtake them in time in terms of efficiency etc.
Today, as per the note above, I’m reading an article entitled Diesel efficiency likely to trump even subsidized ethanol. I wonder what I’ll pick up tomorrow. How hydrogen engines don’t actually emit water, but Coke.
I’d like that.
You can find a study to back you up on any point of view.
StraightLine, the Edmunds blog, went and paid a visit to the Saab factory on their way to the test drive event for the 2008 Saab 9-3.
Saab USA’s Steve Shannon also attended this press session for the new car, which I guess is where Edmunds got their ‘over lunch’ stories from last week. The word on the street is that all in attendance enjoyed themselves and all were suitably impressed with XWD.
The Edmunds folks loved the museum, and were even more chuffed when they got the chance to drive a few of the old timers at the XWD section of the press event. I wish I’d had the time to do the same, but we were on a very tight schedule that day.