According to published reports, Chrysler, Toyota and GM recently sent letters to the U.S. EPA criticizing that group’s decision to allow fuel retailers to market E15, a mixture of 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline. While most fuel marketers already sell E10 (10 percent ethanol, 90 percent gasoline), the stronger alcohol concentration of E15 could void manufacturer warranties, the automakers warn.
The EPA ruled recently that E15 may be used in cars dating back to 2001 models. Retailers who wish to market the fuel (here’s betting there won’t be many) must use an orange and black label to denote the mixture.
(This post written while listening to “Electric Avenue” by Eddy Grant.)