The Truth About Cars » E15 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sun, 07 Feb 2016 18:00:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » E15 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Piston Slap: E15 and The Kiss of Death? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/piston-slap-e15-ethanol-kiss-death/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/piston-slap-e15-ethanol-kiss-death/#comments Mon, 26 Oct 2015 14:00:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1203945 Robin writes: Sajeev, here is a possible line of discussion: ethanol fuel. It’s hard to find straight gasoline now and impossible in the more populous counties of Texas. E15 is around the corner. My old D21 is still running strong at over 200K (previously discussed here and here —SM) but I fear that adding E15 might be […]

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Robin writes: Sajeev, here is a possible line of discussion: ethanol fuel. It’s hard to find straight gasoline now and impossible in the more populous counties of Texas. E15 is around the corner. My old D21 is still running strong at over 200K (previously discussed here and here —SM) but I fear that adding E15 might be […]

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For First Time, E.P.A. Proposes Cutting Renewable Fuel Standards’ 2014 Ethanol Requirement for Gasoline Blends http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/for-first-time-e-p-a-proposes-cutting-renewable-fuel-standards-2014-ethanol-requirement-for-gasoline-blends/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/for-first-time-e-p-a-proposes-cutting-renewable-fuel-standards-2014-ethanol-requirement-for-gasoline-blends/#comments Mon, 18 Nov 2013 14:00:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=653906 While ethanol producers have been lobbying to increase the blend of that alcohol in standard gasoline to 15%, many in the auto industry have opposed that increase, saying that it could damage cars. Now the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has, for the first time, proposed reducing the ethanol requirement in the nation’s fuel supply. Actually, […]

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While ethanol producers have been lobbying to increase the blend of that alcohol in standard gasoline to 15%, many in the auto industry have opposed that increase, saying that it could damage cars. Now the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has, for the first time, proposed reducing the ethanol requirement in the nation’s fuel supply. Actually, […]

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Piston Slap: The Corrosive Effects of Ethanol Laced Gasoline? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/piston-slap-the-corrosive-effects-of-ethanol-laced-gasoline/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/piston-slap-the-corrosive-effects-of-ethanol-laced-gasoline/#comments Wed, 12 Jun 2013 11:11:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=491415 Misha writes: Hi Sajeev! I’m a long time lurker, first time asker. I was curious about the effects of E85/E90 ethanol laced gasoline. I have read a bunch about how older cars are susceptible to corrosion damage to various parts of the fuel line. I was curious to know if this, or any other ethanol […]

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Misha writes: Hi Sajeev! I’m a long time lurker, first time asker. I was curious about the effects of E85/E90 ethanol laced gasoline. I have read a bunch about how older cars are susceptible to corrosion damage to various parts of the fuel line. I was curious to know if this, or any other ethanol […]

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AAA: No More Alcohol For Cars! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/aaa-no-more-alcohol-for-cars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/aaa-no-more-alcohol-for-cars/#comments Fri, 30 Nov 2012 16:04:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=468578 The AAA asked the U.S. government to prohibit the sale of E15. Only about 5 percent of the 240 million light duty vehicles on U.S. roads today are approved by manufacturers to run on the gasoline that contains 15 percent alcohol, and the other 95 percent could be ruined by the wicked fuel, says the […]

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The AAA asked the U.S. government to prohibit the sale of E15. Only about 5 percent of the 240 million light duty vehicles on U.S. roads today are approved by manufacturers to run on the gasoline that contains 15 percent alcohol, and the other 95 percent could be ruined by the wicked fuel, says the […]

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House Science Committee Approves Bill Blocking E15 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/house-science-committee-approves-bill-blocking-e15/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/house-science-committee-approves-bill-blocking-e15/#comments Thu, 09 Feb 2012 17:12:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=430211 The House Science Committee approved a bill that bars the EPA from approving E15 gasoline without a further study into its effects. The bill passed 19-7 as members voted along party lines. The bill was sponsored by Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI). Automakers and corn growers have clashed over E15, which is made from 15 percent corn-based ethanol biofuel. […]

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The House Science Committee approved a bill that bars the EPA from approving E15 gasoline without a further study into its effects. The bill passed 19-7 as members voted along party lines. The bill was sponsored by Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-WI). Automakers and corn growers have clashed over E15, which is made from 15 percent corn-based ethanol biofuel. […]

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What’s Wrong With This Picture: E15 Ethanol Is Coming Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-e15-ethanol-is-coming-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-e15-ethanol-is-coming-edition/#comments Fri, 10 Jun 2011 15:36:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=398121 Reuters reports that White House has approved a label for E15 ethanol blends, which warn motorists not to use the higher blend if their vehicle was built before the 2007 model-year. What Reuters won’t show you is the final label design that was approved… was it the EPA’s proposed design (above), or one of the […]

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Reuters reports that White House has approved a label for E15 ethanol blends, which warn motorists not to use the higher blend if their vehicle was built before the 2007 model-year. What Reuters won’t show you is the final label design that was approved… was it the EPA’s proposed design (above), or one of the […]

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Study: Ethanol Industry Must Go Back To E85 To Beat “Blend Wall” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/01/study-ethanol-industry-must-go-back-to-e85-to-beat-blend-wall/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/01/study-ethanol-industry-must-go-back-to-e85-to-beat-blend-wall/#comments Fri, 14 Jan 2011 15:40:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=380485 Recently the ethanol industry has “suffered” from a problem that epitomizes the problematic nature of government subsidies. Known as the “blend wall” this obstacle was created not by negligence on the part of the industry, but by the fact that its lobbying efforts have been far more effective than its marketing efforts. The problem, in […]

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Recently the ethanol industry has “suffered” from a problem that epitomizes the problematic nature of government subsidies. Known as the “blend wall” this obstacle was created not by negligence on the part of the industry, but by the fact that its lobbying efforts have been far more effective than its marketing efforts. The problem, in […]

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Automakers Sue To Stop E15 Ethanol Blends http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/automakers-sue-to-stop-e15-ethanol-blends/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/automakers-sue-to-stop-e15-ethanol-blends/#comments Mon, 20 Dec 2010 19:15:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=377980 When oil and food industry groups sued to roll back the EPA’s ruling allowing E15 ethanol blends in 2007 and later model-year cars, we concluded the political tail has wagged the scientific dog on ethanol ever since the farm lobby realized that ethanol could be the next corn syrup. With any luck, this lawsuit could […]

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When oil and food industry groups sued to roll back the EPA’s ruling allowing E15 ethanol blends in 2007 and later model-year cars, we concluded the political tail has wagged the scientific dog on ethanol ever since the farm lobby realized that ethanol could be the next corn syrup. With any luck, this lawsuit could […]

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Oil, Food Industry Groups Sue To Stop E15 Ethanol http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/11/oil-food-industry-groups-sue-to-stop-e15-ethanol/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/11/oil-food-industry-groups-sue-to-stop-e15-ethanol/#comments Tue, 09 Nov 2010 22:58:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=372030 We’ve been tracking mounting opposition to E15 ethanol for some time now, and when the EPA approved the 15-percent corn juice blend for vehicles made in 2007 or later, we saw the opposition begin to crystalize. Now, the Detroit News reports that a number of oil, food and other interest groups have filed suit in […]

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We’ve been tracking mounting opposition to E15 ethanol for some time now, and when the EPA approved the 15-percent corn juice blend for vehicles made in 2007 or later, we saw the opposition begin to crystalize. Now, the Detroit News reports that a number of oil, food and other interest groups have filed suit in […]

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EPA Approves E15 Ethanol Blends For 2007 And Later Model Years, Automakers, Blenders And Auto Advocates Protest http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/epa-approves-e15-ethanol-blends-for-2007-and-later-model-years-automakers-blenders-and-auto-advocates-protest/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/epa-approves-e15-ethanol-blends-for-2007-and-later-model-years-automakers-blenders-and-auto-advocates-protest/#comments Wed, 13 Oct 2010 15:12:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=368511 Bloomberg reports that the Environmental Protection Agency has approved blends of up to 15 percent ethanol in gasoline for cars produced since 2007, handing a victory to pro-ethanol groups like Growth Energy. The EPA had previously capped gas-ethanol blending at 10 percent (E10), on fears that the higher percentage of corn-based ethanol could damage engines. […]

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Bloomberg reports that the Environmental Protection Agency has approved blends of up to 15 percent ethanol in gasoline for cars produced since 2007, handing a victory to pro-ethanol groups like Growth Energy. The EPA had previously capped gas-ethanol blending at 10 percent (E10), on fears that the higher percentage of corn-based ethanol could damage engines. […]

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Ask The Best And Brightest: Would You Pay More For Ethanol-Free Fuel? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/ask-the-best-and-brightest-would-you-pay-more-for-ethanol-free-fuel/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/ask-the-best-and-brightest-would-you-pay-more-for-ethanol-free-fuel/#comments Tue, 31 Aug 2010 20:41:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=364331 Gasoline with up to ten percent ethanol have been approved for public sale in the US, and the ethanol industry has been pushing to increase the maximum allowed blend to 15 percent. Or 12 percent until the EPA can figure out if E15 damages engines. But with automakers turning against the e15 push, fears about […]

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Gasoline with up to ten percent ethanol have been approved for public sale in the US, and the ethanol industry has been pushing to increase the maximum allowed blend to 15 percent. Or 12 percent until the EPA can figure out if E15 damages engines. But with automakers turning against the e15 push, fears about […]

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E15 Ethanol Opposition Calls For Congressional Hearings http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/e15-ethanol-opposition-calls-for-hearings/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/e15-ethanol-opposition-calls-for-hearings/#comments Thu, 26 Aug 2010 19:22:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=363935 Opposition to the Ethanol industry’s push to allow gasoline blends with up to 15 percent ethanol is coming together this week, as a massive coalition of interest groups calls for congressional hearings on the EPA’s pending E15 decision [via PRNewswire]. The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and Association of International Automobile Manufacturers joined 37 other groups, […]

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Opposition to the Ethanol industry’s push to allow gasoline blends with up to 15 percent ethanol is coming together this week, as a massive coalition of interest groups calls for congressional hearings on the EPA’s pending E15 decision [via PRNewswire]. The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers and Association of International Automobile Manufacturers joined 37 other groups, […]

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EPA Resists Cheap BP Spill Symbolism, Delays Ethanol Blend Hike http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/epa-resists-cheap-bp-spill-symbolism-delays-ethanol-blend-hike/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/epa-resists-cheap-bp-spill-symbolism-delays-ethanol-blend-hike/#comments Fri, 18 Jun 2010 21:47:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=359121 America’s ethanol producers were some of the few Americans optimistic or cynical enough to find a bright side to the BP Gulf spill. Ethanol’s lobbyists-in-chief, GrowthEnergy, decided it would be real cute to run ads highlighting all the bad things ethanol hadn’t done. One of which is not “Ethanol has never harmed the Gulf of […]

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America’s ethanol producers were some of the few Americans optimistic or cynical enough to find a bright side to the BP Gulf spill. Ethanol’s lobbyists-in-chief, GrowthEnergy, decided it would be real cute to run ads highlighting all the bad things ethanol hadn’t done. One of which is not “Ethanol has never harmed the Gulf of […]

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EPA Won’t Rule On E15 Based On Two Cars Worth Of Data http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/epa-wont-rule-on-e15-based-on-two-cars-worth-of-data/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/epa-wont-rule-on-e15-based-on-two-cars-worth-of-data/#comments Tue, 01 Dec 2009 16:02:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=337468 Well, the good news is that the EPA has thus far refused to allow gasoline blends of more than ten percent ethanol. The bad news is that the Agency has yet to take a firm stand against the idea of eventually allowing E15 into the nation’s gas pumps. In fact, as the EPA’s response to […]

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Well, the good news is that the EPA has thus far refused to allow gasoline blends of more than ten percent ethanol. The bad news is that the Agency has yet to take a firm stand against the idea of eventually allowing E15 into the nation’s gas pumps. In fact, as the EPA’s response to […]

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E85 Boondoggle Of The Week: Blend Cap Decision Coming This Week http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/e85-boondoggle-of-the-week-blend-cap-decision-coming-this-week/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/e85-boondoggle-of-the-week-blend-cap-decision-coming-this-week/#comments Mon, 30 Nov 2009 21:30:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=337414 The EPA is set to rule as soon as tomorrow on the so-called “blend cap,” which forbids the sale of gasoline with more than ten percent ethanol. The petition to raise the blend cap came from a relatively new pro-ethanol lobbying group, Growth Energy, which requested the cap be moved to fifteen percent ethanol. Growth […]

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The EPA is set to rule as soon as tomorrow on the so-called “blend cap,” which forbids the sale of gasoline with more than ten percent ethanol. The petition to raise the blend cap came from a relatively new pro-ethanol lobbying group, Growth Energy, which requested the cap be moved to fifteen percent ethanol. Growth […]

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