28 Apr '17, 1pm

News: Alt-fuel history: Ford Model T wasn't designed for multiple fuels, really

News: Alt-fuel history: Ford Model T wasn't designed for multiple fuels, really

1914 Ford Model T Enlarge Photo The myth surrounding the car that's credited with putting America on wheels simply isn't true: the Ford Model T was never meant to run fuels other than gasoline. The myth has circulated throughout the car's history, most recently thanks to the internet. It has mostly taken the form of a legend in which Henry Ford supposedly included a switch on the dashboard of the Model T to facilitate switching from gasoline to ethanol. DON'T MISS: The 12 most influential green cars in history Even those old-timers who have owned a Model T will likely rattle off a laundry list of fuels used, but Hemmings Motor News has utterly debunked the myth once and for all. After a bit of research, it turns out there is no conclusive evidence to affirm the Model T was meant to run on such fuels as ethanol or kerosene. While it sounds possible, since Ford had the agric...

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