WHAT IS E85?
E85 is a blend of 85% ethanol and 15% unleaded gasoline for use in flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs). E85 is a high octane, high performance fuel and is classified as an alternative fuel by the U.S. Department of Energy. It is a renewable source of energy and reduces the crude oil imports needed to fuel America’s transportation system.
Ethanol is a clean, environmentally friendly fuel and, in an 85% blend, is very clean and even more environmentally friendly. E85 reduces harmful hydrocarbon and greenhouse gas emissions.
A flexible fuel vehicle (FFV) is a vehicle that can operate on any blend of ethanol up to 85%. Because E85 vehicles are flexible by nature, owning a flexible fuel vehicle is a practical way to enter the world of alternative fuels without any limitations on the vehicle’s range. If E85 is not available, the vehicle can operate on straight unleaded gasoline or any percentage of ethanol up to 85%.
Source: American Coalition for Ethanol
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