U.S. Motorists Pass 500 Million Miles Driven on E15: Growth Energy

Source: By Jeff Barber, OPIS • Posted: Thursday, January 5, 2017

U.S. motorists have driven more than 500 million miles on E15, ethanol industry group Growth Energy said Wednesday, citing sales and consumption data reported over the past year by major fuel retailers.

“Ethanol is already in 97 percent of the gasoline sold in the United States, so drivers are accustomed to the better value and higher performance of fuel blended with ethanol,” Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor said in a statement. “Now drivers are finding out that E15, which contains 15 percent ethanol, is an even better choice for their wallets, their engines, and the environment. That’s why more than 400 stations across 28 states are selling E15, and demand continues to grow.”

The group said E15 works for any Model Year 2001 and later vehicle and “is the most tested fuel to date. In fact, the Department of Energy tested 86 vehicles up to 120,000 miles each using E15 without a single problem. Additionally, automakers approve E15 for use in nearly three-quarters of new cars and the Environmental Protection Agency approves its use in 9 out of 10 cars on the road today.”