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Volkswagon 1.4 TSI E85 Engine

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1.4 litre TSI Motor E85  ..surelt this HAs to be coming to the US of A right ?

 

 

In addition, Volkswagen took the opportunity to showcase two new engines: the 1.4litre TSI Motor E85 and the new 2.0litre TDI.

 

In a Volkswagen Passat, the new TSI with a seven-speed dual clutch transmission in E85 operation yields fuel consumption of 8.8litre/100km and 144g/km of CO2. This is a seven per cent reduction in CO2 emissions compared to an engine with super petrol fuel.

 

 

http://www.thegreencarwebsite.co.uk/blog/index.php/2011/05/07/volkswagen-announces-plug-in-hybrid-production/

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8.8 liters per 100 kilometers equates to 26.72 MPG.

 

Not too bad for a 1.4 liter engine- but I think the Chevy Cruze 1.4 liter turbo should do almost exactly the same- IF it were tuned for E85.

 

 

Yeah I was looking at more the perspective of getting more "Foreign "  vehicles as FFV's..  Great that we are getting FFVs from domestic makers but when half the vehicles bought in the US are foreign made ..really need to see those companies bringing FFVs to the market. 

On Twitter the other day a Honda rep was pushing a new NG vehicle..NG .seriously how many units they going to sell ..a few hundred?  I mean if they are going to spend a few grand to add NG capability wouldn't it make more sense to spend less than a $100 for FFV capability on units they will sell a  million of like the Honda Civic

 

 

BTW did you see the GM has sold 600,000 units of the Chevy Cruze !

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http://www.biobrazilplantations.co.uk/19/flex-fuel-era/

...By 2008, popular manufacturers that build flexible fuel vehicles are Chevrolet, Fiat, Ford, Peugeot, Renault, Volkswagen, Honda, Mitsubishi, Toyota and Citröen. Nissan launched its first flex fuel in the Brazilian market in 2009. Flexible-fuel vehicles were 22% of the car sales in 2004, 73% in 2005, 87.6% in July 2008, and reached a record 94% in August 2009. This rapid adoption of the flex technology was facilitated by the fuel distribution infrastructure already in place...

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Sort of sounds like what we are trying to do... build out the fuel infrastructure, and then expand the number of FFVs... only we seem to be doing it more the opposite... build the cars, THEN the infrastructure...

 

Again, why don't these foreign (to the us) auto makers make the FFVs that they sell in Brazil available here in the US?  They obviously have the technology... why not sell it here?

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Again, why don't these foreign (to the us) auto makers make the FFVs that they sell in Brazil available here in the US?  They obviously have the technology... why not sell it here?

Why did it take blender pumps so long to get certified? Some powerful people in this country don't want their gravy train messed up.

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