Mrmeangenes From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 566 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 1227 times:
Interesting-but I'm experiencing a nightmarish vision of tooling down the road in one of those while a big 18 wheeler closes in-or, worse yet-driving through one of those major highway merges-such as they have in Tennessee-and having tractor trailers on each side of you.
Santosdumont From Brazil, joined Dec 2003, 1201 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1220 times:
Actually, in Brazil you have the option of buying "total flex" cars, which run on gasoline and/or ethanol. And they're normal size (like the VW Fox, for example). Not sure how it could be adapted for use in the Northern Hemisphere winter, though....
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PPVRA From Brazil, joined Nov 2004, 8841 posts, RR: 41
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1193 times:
Quoting Alberchico (Reply 4):
how much cheaper per gallon is it compared to gasoline ???
E85 in the USA is still a bit more expensive than regular gas, as I hear it. But that's because it is a raqther new product and so far with limited availability.
In Brazil, Ethanol is cheaper than gas. Even considering the 10% or so mileage penalty, it is still more cost effective. I am not currently in Brazil so I could not tell you how much cheaper (no idea where to look that up on the web), but maybe someone in Brazil could tells us.
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