Can I Use Ethanol?

Yes! Most of the gasoline in the United States already contains some ethanol.  Any car model from 2001 or newer can use E15, which is gasoline with 15 percent ethanol. Flex-fuel vehicles can run on higher-blends of ethanol, like E85. 

 

E10

Since 97 percent of the gasoline sold in the United States is E10, we know this fuel as traditional gasoline. It can be used in any standard vehicle as well as in motorcycles, lawnmowers, boats and other small engines.

E10 is a fuel that contains 10 percent ethanol and 90 percent regular gasoline.

 

E15

E15 is a fuel that contains 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent regular gasoline.

E15 is approved for use in vehicles 2001 and newer – nearly 9 out of 10 cars on the road today.

 
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E85 and Flex Fuel

A flex-fuel vehicle (FFV) is designed to run on any blend of ethanol, from E10 to E85. There are more than 19 million FFVs on the road today. Check your owner’s manual to see if you drive one! Sometimes FFVs will have a yellow gas cap or a flex-fuel vehicle sticker on the car. 

 

Marine use

Most of the 12 million recreational boats in the United States are approved to operate on E10. In fact, the National Boat Racing Association (NBRA) uses E10 exclusively for all their races.

 

Small engines

All small engine manufacturers allow the use of E10. So whether you need to mow the lawn or trim your landscape, E10 is a smart choice.