President Bush met with major U.S. automakers on Monday, and all seemed to agree that building flex-fuel vehicles and increasing availability of E85 would greatly benefit the country and the auto business.
Bush, who has proposed the
"There's nothing that can be done that can reduce the curb of growth of imported oil, and actually turn it down, like using E85," says General Motors CEO Rick Wagoner in wire service reports. Chrysler Group CEO Tom LaSorda agrees: "We think this is the answer for
A very small number - less than 1% - of
Environmental advocates say that less emphasis should be placed on ethanol and more on increasing fuel efficiency, but Wagoner said that the automakers spent "very little time" talking about gas mileage standards in their meeting with the president.