Millions of Alternative Fuel Autos Hit the Roads
According to 2006 sales data from R.L. Polk and Co., there are 10.5 million Alternative Fuel Autos on the nation’s roads today.
Sales figures also reveal that 1.5 million Alternative Fuel Autos were sold in 2006, surpassing Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers’ sales expectations by 50 percent. There are 60 models of Alternative Fuel Automobiles for sale today—up from just 12 models for sale in 2000—with fuel-efficient technology, including fuel injectors, four-cylinder engines, variable valve timing, continuously variable transmissions, and cylinder deactivation.
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The Alliance has forged more than 25 partnerships, joint ventures, or research and development projects with energy producers to expand the fueling infrastructure for ethanol, biomass, and hydrogen. Automakers are also working with the government, fuel providers, and fuel retailers to help grow the E-85 ethanol fueling infrastructure. Since mid-2005, the industry has helped add 200 fueling stations in 13 states.