Making Cents

Gritzinger, Bob
December 2009
AutoWeek;12/28/2009, Vol. 59 Issue 26, p11
Trade Publication
In this article, the author discusses several aspects of E85, a fuel comprising of 15% gasoline and 85% ethanol, with reference to a test drive undertaken by him. He says that while the number of E85 outlets in the U.S. has grown to 2,085, the Middle West remains home to more than half of those pumps. He says that overall E85 use cut their fuel economy to 12.3 miles per gallon (mpg) but due to significant E85 cost savings, the loss of fuel economy was offset by a 16.7% reduction in fuel cost.


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