Ethanol-fueled Hummer - E85 H2

Do you think the people who designed this had some sort of irony-deflecting helmets?

Hummer will offer E85-compatible flexfuel engines on both the H2 and H2 SUT starting for model year 2009, and by 2010, all Hummer models will be flexfuel-compatible. We'd have to put a few hundred miles on a test rig to say for certain, but based on our experiences with (a) Hummers and (b) ethanol rigs, we'd wager that the 2009 Hummer H2 E85 may well deliver the absolute worst fuel economy of any vehicle based off a light-duty truck chassis sold in the US in the last 20 years. Our guess: 11 mpg highway, 8 city. Going downhill. With a tailwind.

As a special added bonus, E85 Hummer owners will be doing their part to jack up their monthly grocery bills---and everyone else's too--as increased demand for E85 has caused a serious disruption in a major component of America's food supply, which in turn has adversely affected the price of meat and dairy products, sodas and sweets, breads and breakfast cereals, baby formula, jellies and jams, salad dressings, and yes, even our beloved corn dogs. Now you've really ticked us off!

But hey, it's clean and it's green. When you put it that way, $7.99 for a bag of tortilla chips doesn't sound so bad after all, now does it?

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quapod269 years ago
E85 is renewable so they can make more and other countries will start making it in there own country which will decrease there need for oil in the future which then lower prices it is just bad right now at the beginning. e85 in India is going to running all there cars they will, make there own corn so will China. They already working on it.
Labot20019 years ago
Unfortunately, most people don't realize the threats that ethanol poses to our economy. More corn for fuel means less for consumption, less for consumption means higher prices...

That's why my number one alternative fuel is hydrogen =]
Actaully the price of fuel would go down, supply and demand, there would be less demand. But now the price of corn is skyrocketing because it is in demand. This is good for corn farmers. I think all of the alternative ideas are good, hydrogen, solar, wind, and biofuels.
I think all of the alternative ideas are good, hydrogen, solar, wind, and biofuels.

Yes, but I just don't think that the wold should rely on just one major fuel, like we've been doing with oil-based fuels for over 100 years.
Right, we should learn a lesson from the million years of relying on only plants for fuel...wait, did that come out right? Let's see, 3.5 million years of wood-based fuel, 100+ years of coal, 90 years of oil... Not saying that your conclusion is wrong, just that your argument might need work : )

Sorry, I really don't understand what you're saying.

*holds up "STUPID" sign*
Oil only got big in the 1930's or so. Human history is full times that a single source of fuel was used, millions of years in the case of wood : ) You should be arguing from the transition periods-such as when England used up it's forests to fuel iron production and had to find a replacement (coal) or loose it's place in the industrial revolution. But you can also add in the problems that arose when those same coal mines were shut down after oil replaced them.
I agree
I do believe you've taken the environmental science class like I have.
Supply and demand have very little to do with gas prices. The theory is that as price goes up, demand goes down. Gas prices have doubled (and more) but usage has only recently dropped-by half a percent!
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