GM has committed to make half of its US production flex-fuel capable by 2012 providing the infrastructure is in place.

Yesterday Beth Lowery, GM Vice President of Environment, Energy and Safety Policy, said that the 2009 model year Buick Lucerne will join GM's FlexFuel line-up. The 2009 Buick Lucerne will be capable of consuming regular gasoline or E85 fuel, or any combination of the two.

General Motors has previously stated that they want half of their US production to be flex-fuel capable by 2012. "We continue to believe that ethanol used in high blends like E85 offers the best near-term solution to offset increased oil demand," Lowery said.

The FlexFuel engine will come as a no-extra-cost option to the consumer and follows the Chevrolet HHR, Hummer H2 and Hummer H2 SUT in the E85 range.

"Using E85 fuel is an easy choice for consumers to make a difference for the environment and to reduce oil dependence," said Buick-Pontiac-GMC General Manager Jim Bunnell.

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