Grand Cherokee CRD to Ship with 5 Percent Biodiesel

Date 2006/8/6 8:52:00 | Topic: Grand Cherokee

The upcoming launch of the Grand Cherokee CRD will follow the lead of the Liberty CRD and leave the factory with a tank of B5 - 5% biodiesel fuel.

"DaimlerChrysler has been selling the Jeep Liberty SUV with a diesel engine, and beginning in early 2007 it will offer a diesel-powered Jeep Grand Cherokee SUV. In both cases, the vehicles are fueled with B5 (5 percent biodiesel fuel) at the factory. This fall, the company will approve use of B20 in the Dodge Ram diesel pickup for fleet customers who use fuel that meets the current military fuel quality specification.

"“Renewable fuels such as biodiesel can be a home-grown solution to our nation’s environmental, energy and economic challenges,” said Deborah Morrissett, vice president of regulatory affairs for DaimlerChrysler. “This research project with Michigan State can make an important contribution toward reducing our nation’s reliance on oil.”"

Check out this article for more information about a partnership between Michigan State University and DaimlerChrysler about producing biodiesel.

(By the way, the image is that of jatropha nuts - a source of biodiesel fuel.)


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