Save money, reduce your vehicle’s emissions, increase your horsepower, support the local economy and lessen our nation’s dependence on foreign oil. These are a few of the many benefits consumers with vehicles 2001 or newer will gain access to with the newly approved fuel blend E15 (15% ethanol and 85% gasoline).
Is E15 safe for your vehicle? Absolutely. Through the Environmental Protection Agency’s rigorous testing, E15 has become the most tested fuel in history with every test coming back with safe and positive results.
Will this impact the renewable fuel market? Yes. E15 can be used by 62% of the light duty vehicles on the road today, representing more than 80% of the unleaded fuel sold, benefitting America’s air quality and consumers checkbooks.
Let’s make this perfectly clear, no matter what you may read or hear from friends and neighbors, E15 is NOT a mandate in anyway, shape or form. It is simply an additional choice at the pump for certain consumers who wish to support a clean, American-made fuel.
When can you expect to see E15 at a pump near you? In a perfect world it would be tomorrow, but because of continued legal battles from the oil industry in Washington D.C. it will most likely be sometime in early fall before consumers in South Dakota have access to the new blend.
For more information on E15, check out http://www.e15fuel.org/