Blog: Dave LeggettAlternative fuels: hedge your bets

Dave Leggett | 4 April 2007

Interesting to hear Ford of Europe's Lewis Booth on the subject of powertrain trends, in Europe. More efficient gasoline engines will eventually dent diesel share. But diesel still will be significant and hybrids, overall, make little sense in Europe, he says. Bio fuels have a role, but there isn't enough available land to make enough fuel to feed both people and cars.

In short, hedge your bets folks - that's what Ford is doing. There isn't going to be a powertrain technology winner that just hoovers up for a while yet, by the sound of things.

Rob Golding heard Lewis Booth at an Automotive News Europe event in Amsterdam last week and summarised succintly: 

FEATURE: Ford brings back the petrol engine

FEATURE: Ford remembers Rudolph Diesel and his peanut oil


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