Since the 1970's, we have had repeated oil crises causing consumers and the automotive industry to spend billions of dollars more on gasoline, engineering modifications to vehicles and environmental clean-ups without making us independent of imported oil or significantly lowering CO2 emissions.
With E100 powering our fleet, the need for imported oil and more oil drilling would drop to nothing.
If the political tension and demonstrations in the Middle East and the war in Ukraine spread to Saudi Arabia and oil supplies are reduced, the price of gasoline will reach unheard of heights in the U.S. We need to make ourselves independent of Middle East politics. E100 engines can do this.
Regardless of how GHG and MPG regulations are implemented, they depend upon massive credits for electric vehicles (EVs) and assumes that consumers will buy EVs in huge quantities. Absent a technology breakthrough, this is simply not going to happen. See the "Why Not Electric Cars" page.
Bill Ford, Jr., the Chairman of Ford Motor, stated publicly at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on Oct. 27, 2011 that electric cars are "a big bet, a huge bet."
A better bet is to simply ban the sale of new vehicles that burn gasoline or diesel as the primary fuel. Define primary as anything greater than 2% for liquid fueled vehicles. Leave existing vehicles alone to live out their lives on gasoline and let consumers and manufacturers decide what the want to make and buy.
15 years from the date of that ban, gasoline sales will have dropped to almost nothing and our 280 million LD vehicle fleet will have been converted to electric, hydrogen, or bio-ethanol powered vehicles.
Glacial melt and global warming will have come to a screeching halt. No subsidies or tax credits necessary.
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Last Updated June 26, 2022