The Car of the future Uses No Gasoline; It's a TotalFlex Car with Volkswagen Motor
The car of the future is already here. It can be found in Brasil, South America. Forced by high prices of gasoline on the world market, Brasil has been experimenting with the use of sugarcane-based ethanol to fuel their vehicles.
If you are in Sao Paolo or Ipanema beach and see a drunk car coming at you, then you will know what it is made of. Brasil is trying to be independent. It's trying something that should be a model for all under-developed and developing countries. It's been trying to stay away from gasoline which is considered a finite product. It's been forced to fight the high costs of oil market controlled mostly by the oil-producing countries. OPEC must heed this lesson. So do the various American and Japanese automotive manufacturers. Cars must meet local and regional needs for renewable resources. Sugar cane is plentiful in Brasil. The government has done a good job of giving subsidies to the farmers to increase production. The farmers can transform the cane into ethanol which can be purchased at fuel stations all over the country.
American and Japanese auto makers such as GMC, Lexus, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, Nissan, Infinity, Honda, BMW, Mercedes and Peugeot must try to do like Volkswagen. In fact Volkswagen already sold the first TotalFlex Golf vehicle in 2003 in Brasil. Traditional gasoline model cars are taking a back seat in Brasil. Flex cars which can take either ethanol or gasoline are in high demand. Brasilian automakers can't just keep up with the demand. According to NPR and Christian Science Monitor reports, Brasil is one of the fore-runners of this type of conversion technology. Non-oil-producing countries will soon resort to developing their production of cane, beet, carrot, wheat and corn into fuels that can power vehicles. The US congress has already taken a look at this. All throughout the country, many school districts use some type of alternative fuels to power their school buses.
Flex cars save money. They are attractive to buyers who are trapped in high unemployment economies. Brasil will be able to export this technology as many countries are interested in cutting their dependence on gasoline.