Chief Execs of the Big Three automakers headed to the White House today to discuss the latest advances in alternative fuel technology with President Bush. Their focus: Bush’s support for alternative fuel vehicles and his plan to cut gas consumption by 20% in ten years. However, not everyone thinks that buying "flex fuel" vehicles -- which can run on either conventional or alternative fuels -- will make a difference.
Tyson Slocum, Director of the Public Citizen’s Energy Program and Matt Stone, executive editor of Motor Trend magazine debated the issue on "Morning Call."
Slocum does not support Bush’s energy plan, saying it isn't feasible to replace gasoline with ethanol. He pointed out that not all flex fuel vehicles run properly on E-85 -- a fuel mix containing 15% gasoline and 85% ethanol.