March 19, 2007

Ford to display biofuel heritage at U.K. Green Car show

Brentwood, Essex, England – A company display at the upcoming Eden Project’s Sexy Green Car Show in England will highlight Ford’s biofuel heritage, ranging from a Model T to a Formula Ford race car. All of the vehicles can be driven on bioethanol, a renewable transport fuel.

Henry Ford originally designed the Model T to run on ethanol, believing that oil-based transport fuels did not have a long-term future. However, gasoline became the default fuel because it was cheaper.

In 2005, Ford was the first manufacturer to market a bioethanol-powered car in Britain, and to date it has supplied 165 Ford Focus FFVs, mainly to police and government fleets located close to the country’s fourteen bioethanol pumps.

The company is also displaying its bioethanol race car; Formula Ford hopes to become the first junior motorsport category to “go green” in 2008 by introducing the fuel on the track.

For more information on the show, which runs from March 30 to April 15, visit

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