We have all heard a lot about ethanol specifically E85 Ethanol, which is 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline. In fact, both General Motors and Ford Motor Co. are both building E85 ethanol and able vehicles. But what if you just bought a car and your car is not able to run 85% ethanol? You still might be able to run 15% ethanol blends, but you cannot run 85% ethanol. We need to have a program to help us in converting existing cars to become flex feel capable and enabled.
Is there a way to allow the free market and garage startup businesses developed yet four engines, which will allow them to run on E85 Ethanol? Perhaps there is using the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) model, where people can buy conversion kits for their current cars. In general aviation you can buy a kit, which allows you to run automobile gas instead of aviation fuel.
Many years back in General Aviation it became too expensive to buy private aircraft due to the Finished Products Liability Insurance due to incessant lawsuits on manufacturers. The EAA model allowed those who built their own aircraft or modified them to assume the risk and be put into a separate category.
Can we make a legislative category for cars, which have kits and modifications to allow them to run on E85 Ethanol? If so this would solve the problem of all the 17 million cars we put onto the rows in the United States of America each year, which had been previously produced.
It would also allow people to participate in helping America break her addiction to Middle Eastern foreign oil. If America is to grow her own fuel it would be nice to know that the cars on the road can use that fuel. Please consider this in 2006.