What is E85?
E85 is an alternative fuel for many of todays production cars. It’s 85% ethanol that is created from crops, and 15% gasoline. There are many cars on the road in America today that can burn either gasoline or E85 – these are “flex-fuel” cars. You may own one of these cars, and not even know it.Â
E85 is the term for motor fuel blends of 85 percent ethanol and just 15 percent gasoline. E85 is an alternative fuel as defined by the U.S. Department of Energy. Besides its superior performance characteristics, ethanol burns cleaner than gasoline; it is a completely renewable, domestic, environmentally friendly fuel that enhances the nation’s economy and energy independence.
You can find out if your car is a flex-fuel car by contacting the dealer where you bought you car and asking them if your’s is a flex-fuel car, or by checking this resources at this site about E85 fuels.
If your car is a flex-fuel car, you can find a service station in your area that sells E85 fuel. Hopefully there is one close enough to you to be convienent.
E85Â hasÂ one major drawback, it’s that you won’t go as farÂ per gallon. E85 may cost you as much as 30% in MPG, althoughÂ this can be offset by lower pump prices, with a net gain of going farther for less money.Â
E85 is aÂ step in the right direction forÂ drivers who want to help reduce our dependence on foreign oil and at the same timeÂ curb the amount of emissions you personally contribute to the global pollution problem.Â