Time to Change the Oil Use Game

The nation needs to use batteries and biofuels to lower the billions paid every year to foreign adversaries for oil, writes columnist Neal St. Anthony.

Published: 01-Oct-2008

Requiring that every vehicle sold in America is capable of running on ethanol, methanol or some combination with gasoline is the $100-a-vehicle fix that will cut our $600 billion annual foreign oil tab more quickly, according to a growing coalition of national security hawks, energy-independence advocates and environmentalists.

The future is in vehicles powered by homegrown fuels and batteries.

"OPEC [the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries] will have enough money to take over the Fortune 500 within six years," said nuclear scientist Robert Zubrin, author and a founder of www.SetAmericaFree.org. "The enemy hand is getting stronger.


Transit Connect delivers fuel economy estimated at 19 mpg city and 24 mpg highway.

With the adoption of a hybrid system composed of a hydrogen rotary engine combined with a motor, the output of the new vehicle is improved by 40% and the travel range when driving on hydrogen alone is extended to 200km.

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