“Pull into a filling station and the only consumer option is gasoline at varying octanes. In other words, put aside the gimmicky apps, grocery store tie-ins and loyalty games and it’s all about buying fossil fuels.
But in about 190 stations in California, there exists an alternative: One lone, usually green-colored nozzle delivering E-85, an alcohol blend accepted in 1.3 million “flexible-fuel” vehicles on California roads today.
At 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline, E85 fuel packs a powerful 103 octane rating, burns more efficiently and reduces your car or truck’s carbon footprint by nearly one-third as compared to gasoline or diesel. Oh, and it’s around $1 a gallon cheaper than gasoline.
E85 is experiencing a resurgence in California, with sales volumes more than tripling in the last five years….”
– STEVE SCAUZILLO
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