What is E85, where did E85 come from and why, who sells it, why do they sell it,
why should I buy it, and where do I get some
Please review the fuel gage icon Why I drive E85 on the home page we hope you
agree. FFVs are designed to run on any combination of ethanol and gasoline up to
85% ethanol (i.e., E85). E85 is defined as an alternative fuel in the Energy
Policy Act of 2003, 2005 and 2007. As a result of those laws, many state, local
and federal fleets have been using E85 for nearly a decade. There are currently
about 1,600 E85 stations in the United States and you can find one based on your
zip code at www.e85refueling.com. But dont let E85 availability stop you from
buying an FFV. You can use gasoline until your local gasoline dealer gets E85.
Over ninety percent of gasoline stations are owned by small independent business
people. Your local gasoline dealer is only going to put in E85 if you ask him
and only if you and others in your area have FFVs to support his business
E85 is priced comparable to gasoline based on miles per gallon. It is usually
sold for about 20% less that gasoline. However, when you consider the direct
benefits (ethanol is already saving consumers 50 cents per gallon on every
gallon of gasoline sold) and the indirect benefits to the economic, energy,
environmental and national security its priceless. When compared to other
improved products we buy that have been developed because of competition in the
marketplace (e.g., I-phone, Starbucks, vitamin water, cable television, high
definition TV, Black Berrys and XM radio) its a bargain with a bright future!
There are several national organizations that can help your gasoline dealer put
in an E85 fuel dispenser. Please share this information and website addresses
National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition has helped develop over 1,000 E85 stations in
the United States.
The Department of Energys Clean Cities Program has also helped gasoline dealers
install E85 refueling equipment for fleet owners and private FFVs.
The American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest has helped develop the E85
refueling infrastructure in the Midwest states including over 300 E85 stations
The Ethanol Information and Promotion Council have helped gasoline station owners
install E85 refueling infrastructure and promote E85.