November 18, 2012

Green Thinking

Bay Area driving on biofuel; Ford ups dealer certification for hybrid


(MCT Direct)

Algae biofuel
Drivers in the San Francisco Bay Area have become the first motorists in the nation to fill up their gas tanks with an algae-based biofuel. The fuel, known as Biodiesel B20, went on sale last week at gas stations in the area as part of a month-long pilot program. Biodiesel B20 is made from 20 percent algae and 80 percent petroleum, and can be used by any vehicle that runs on diesel. It sold for about $4.25 a gallon at a Redwood City station, about the same as the average price for diesel fuel in California.
The Associated Press



Ford dealers
Ford has tripled to more than 200 the number of dealers certified to sell its lineup of plug-in electrified vehicles, including the new C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid (shown). The company plans to have certified dealers in all 50 states by early 2013, when the Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid arrives.
NWautos staff


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