What is E85?

E85, sometimes referred to as Flex Fuel, is an all renewable, alternative fuel made from fermenting and distilling biomass and agricultural waste. It is a high ethanol content, high octane fuel specifically designed for Flexible Fuel Vehicles (FFV) and should only be used in FFVs.

Who can use E85?

Each auto manufacturer identifies its Flexible Fuel Vehicles (FFV) differently, generally, there will be either a yellow gas cap/ring, a Flex Fuel badge on the rear of the vehicle, or “E85/Ethanol” wording either on the windshield, window, or under the hood.

If you’re unsure whether your vehicle is compatible, check your vehicle owners manual or refer to our compatibility guide.

Why use E85?

  • Low cost (on average 30% cheaper than gasoline) 
  • Up to 80% less carbon emissions 
  • Reduces harmful tailpipe emissions (carbon monoxide, exhaust hydrocarbons, benzene, fine particulate matter etc.,) more info here
  • Higher resistance to engine knocking. E85 is 100 + Octane (RON)
  • Increased engine torque and power = higher performance 
  • American made

E85 vs Unleaded Gasoline

The specification for E85 in California is 51% – 83% ethanol content. Pearson Fuels blends to the maximum allowance of 83% ethanol combined with 17% unleaded gasoline or renewable naphtha creating up to an 80% lower carbon intensity fuel compared to unleaded gasoline. 

Pearson Fuels E85 is over 100 Octane (RON), providing the highest performing, lower cost fuel at the pump. 

E85 is made in the USA, this boosts rural economies and creates energy independence.
The difference between FFVs and ‘regular cars’ is not as complex as you think:

Where can I find E85?

Download the Pearson Fuels E85 Station Finder  app to find your nearest E85 station with real time pricing.