They use sugar cane to produce ethanol, which has an energy balance seven times more than ethanol produced from corn. Sugar cane is a far more efficient product to make ethanol from than corn.I know Brazil has had a lot of success using corn fuel in their vehicles,
For a single country off the list that is true. Here is the run-down (thousands of barrels per day):Canada?
The problem with that is the hybrids are built out of lightweight materials with low rolling resistance tires etc. The conversions do not work near as well as a designed hybrid. You might pick up an mpg or 3 with a conversion. Nothing real significant.I think the government should save their own asses and offer a huge discount of hybrid conversions for vehicles already on the road. I would gladly put a hybrid conversion on my JK then 37's
What did I say about talking intelligently about the subject???:thefinger::beer:They use sugar cane to produce ethanol, which has an energy balance seven times more than ethanol produced from corn. Sugar cane is a far more efficient product to make ethanol from than corn.
Yeah like running out of gas huh, except you would need an extension cord instead of jumper cablesI like the Chevy volt idea better than a hybrid. Electric motors will have the power to deliver what gas does now to our t-cases and a generator engine for recharging the batteries when you’ve gone out of normal range is a great idea. If they get the volt out in 2012 I could see myself replacing my DD with one even though the normal range (before the gas engine kicks in) is 40 miles right now. Basically from what I’ve read my commute would cost me about 90 cents for the electrical power.
The only downside I can see is me forgetting to plug it in at night :shaking: