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20%* on Gasoline Immediately ...Guaranteed! for more information). You can
even make your own ethanol in your backyard. You can't do that with CNG,
propane or algae biofuels.
We also love the idea of electric vehicles, but we're very skeptical of electric's
potential to help us out of our present economic depression. Electric cars may
just not be a significant factor until the end of this century, the 21st century. That
means that not only will you be dead and buried by the time of an electric vehicle
revolution, but your children (if they are above the age of puberty) may not see
it either. We feel that electric gets the support they do from the gasoline companies because the gasoline companies know that electric isn’t a real threat.
They use electric as a carrot before the mule: “Just keep on using gasoline;
we’ll get to that there electric soon enough.” But soon never comes.
As a matter of interest, we’ve been approached by Brazilian ethanol entities to
help promote the sale of Brazilian ethanol in America, but we don’t do it. We’re
happy that the Brazilians have developed such a strong ethanol industry, and
we’re certainly thankful for what the Brazilians have done to show the contemporary world that ethanol is still as great an engine fuel as it was considered
nearly 100 years ago; when Henry Ford and the top engineers at General Motors thought that ethanol was the best engine fuel. But we don’t want to replace
our dependence on Middle East or Venezuela or Russian petroleum oil with
Brazilian ethanol. We have to stand on our own and every other country should
do the same.
In any event, what this all gets down to is building new factories, putting people
to work, creating new supportive businesses and putting people to work in them;
and keeping the money here to be used to buy more domestic products that are
built by our own citizens. The petroleum oil and gasoline industry just suck us
dry. It's great for the Arab sheiks and dictators so that they can live in fantasy
lifestyles and pay terrorists to wreak havoc around the world, but it does nothing
for us. This is why the issue of alternative fuel is so important to The Auto Channel.