According to the Daily Yomiur Online Honda Motor Co. is to mass-produce flex-fuel compact cars that can run on 100 bioethanol, becoming the first Japanese automaker to do so. The company will first start producing and selling the vehicles in Brazil, the top nation in the world in terms of the use of bioethanol in automobiles.
Of the 65,000 or so Civic and Fit models produced in the company's plant in Brazil, the company will switch production of about 30,000 to bioethanol cars.
This announcement is complimentary to their announcement earlier this week that they are developing a process to produce cellulosic ethanol.
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