WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Automobile manufacturers today commended President Bush for continuing to encourage the development of alternative fuel automobiles and alternative fuels. Currently manufacturers are offering 60 models of alternative fuel automobiles including ethanol- capable E-85, hybrid electric, clean diesel and more. A complete list of available vehicles can be found at http://www.DiscoverAlternatives.org. The Alliance supports improved energy conservation and energy security, and automakers advocate developing U.S. transportation energy policy that is comprehensive involving all sectors of the economy. "The President recognizes that in order to enhance our energy security, we must develop an energy policy that incorporates all stakeholders, including alternative energy suppliers, the research & development and scientific community, the investment community, government at all levels and especially consumers," stated Dave McCurdy, President of the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers. "Reducing petroleum consumption is a shared responsibility." Automakers are working with the energy industry to develop a range of alternative fuels capable of sustaining mobility while ensuring more secure energy sources. Alliance members have forged more than 25 partnerships, joint ventures or research and development projects with energy producers to expand the fueling infrastructure for fuels such as ethanol, biomass and hydrogen. McCurdy added, "Alternative Fuel Autos of all kinds are a reality today. Whether it's achieving greater fuel economy or reducing America's reliance on oil as a primary fuel source, automakers remain committed to populating America's roadways with innovative vehicle technologies." The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers is a trade association of 9 car and light truck manufacturers including BMW Group, DaimlerChrysler, Ford Motor Company, General Motors, Mazda, Mitsubishi Motors, Porsche, Toyota and Volkswagen. For more information on advanced fuel-savings technology, visit the Alliance website at http://www.autoalliance.org.
SOURCE The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers