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E-85: THE LONELIEST PUMP

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This E85 pump is one of two publicly available in the city of Chicago - a city of nearly three million people and dozens of dealerships that sell E-85 compatible cars. The federal government provided incentives to manufacture E85- compatible vehicles, but the fuel infrastructure hasn't kept up. (Photo by Shawn Allee)

If you've kicked the tires around a new car lot recently, your dealer may have told you about "flex fuel" cars. These Flex Fuel Vehicles run on gas or they can burn "E85" - a mix of ethanol and gasoline. Congress promoted Flex Fuel Vehicles to cut oil imports, but Shawn Allee reports on why it really hasn't helped:

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Producer: Shawn Allee
Release Date: October 20, 2008
Running Time: 3:34

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