Energy Policy:

GM's Cole, National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition's Lampert look at flex-fuel trends

General Motors Corp. recently launched a new advertising campaign to educate consumers about cars and trucks that can run on E85, a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline. Meantime, Ford Motor Co. and GM are both working to expand the number of service stations that carry the ethanol blend. But are drivers willing to increase their use of renewable fuels? And can ethanol give U.S. automakers an advantage over Japanese manufacturers? During today's OnPoint, Keith Cole, director of legislative and regulatory affairs at General Motors, and Phillip Lampert, executive director of the National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition, discuss the future for flex-fuel vehicles.