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Methanol is MUCH better fuel choice for cars
The methanol story: a sustainable fuel for the future article by Ford Motor's Roberta Nichols, the mother of the flexible fuel vehicle, discussing Gasoline-Ethanol-Methanol flexibility in the Journal of Scientific & Industrial Research

Since a methanol-fueled vehicle would require more
frequent refueling because of its lower energy density
per gallon, it was estimated by one major oil
company that 10 per cent of the refueling stations
would need a methanol pump for the introduction of- the
dedicated methanol vehicle. In 1980 the cost of this
was estimated to be about $600 mil