Ethanol based gasoline on hold? Maybe so! The nation’s largest motor club urged the US Environmental Protection Agency and the fuel ethanol industry to delay introduction of gasoline with 15% ethanol into the marketplace until the public better understands its potential to damage engines and void warranties.
A recent survey found that 95% of motorists hadn’t even heard of E15, AAA said on this week. It is clear that millions of Americans are unfamiliar with E15, which means there is a strong possibility that many motorists may improperly fill up using this gasoline and damage their vehicle. Bringing E15 to the market without adequate safeguards does not responsibly meet the needs of consumers.
Only about 12 million out of the more than 240 million light-duty vehicles on US highways are approved by manufacturers to use E15