Ford exhibits its ‘biofuel history’ at Eden Project

Ford’s "biofuel heritage" is currently on display at a green car show at the Eden Project, the automaker has announced.

A 1920s Model T, the latest Focus flexifuel vehicles (FFVs) and a Formula Ford racing car are all at the event and can all run on bioethanol grown from UK crops.

According to Ford, this form of fuel offers "technologically the easiest move towards carbon neutral motoring" and can also be more environmentally-friendly than comparable hybrid vehicles.

Research by Imperial College London revealed that, when CO2 absorption by crops used to make bioethanol is factored in, Ford FFVs can emit as little as 99.6 grams of CO2 per kilometre.

Commenting on the green car event, Dick Dens, Ford’s FFV sales and marketing manager, said: "The Eden Project is the ideal venue for the launch of Britain’s biggest green car show.

"This event recognises the public’s increasing interest in alternative fuel technology and Ford is showcasing bioethanol-capable Fords spanning 80 years for road and track."

To date there have been 165 Focus FFVs distributed in the UK, mainly to fleets close to the 14 available bioethanol pumps.

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