Thursday, June 26, 2008
From an article by Ben Jones in the Appleton Post-Crescent:
MADISON – People looking to beat high gas prices with alternative energy may want to check out a state vehicle auction this weekend.
The state of Wisconsin is auctioning off 42 Ford Tauruses that can run on E85 fuel. The flex-fuel cars are part of more than 100 vehicles, including cars, trucks and vans, the state is auctioning because of age or condition. The auction will be held Saturday in Arlington. . . .
The state continues to purchase flex fuel cars. The Tauruses are not being sold because they burn E85, but because they have reached the end of their useful life for the state.
Most of the cars the state is auctioning have more than 100,000 miles and some are more than 10 years old.
But bargain hunters may find good deals on cars that have been regularly maintained. At one recent car auction E85 Tauruses sold for around $4,000.
The auction is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at the UW Agricultural Research Station in Arlington. An inspection will be held from 1-6 p.m. Friday and at 8 a.m. the day of the auction. . . .