The Ethanol Myth

Number 22989
Subject Automobiles
Source Consumer Reports
State NY
Year 2006
Publication Date 10/06/2006
Summary Although the Bush administration has been stressing the push for ethanol to replace gasoline, economically it isn't ideal. After numerous tests, Consumer Reports found that a person will get 27 percent lower fuel economy by using E85 as an alternative to gasoline. Drivers will pay more on a per-mile basis, and the fuel-flex vehicles are typically large vehicles, like SUVs, so drivers will have to pay more at the pump regardless of their fuel type.
Category Contest Entry
Pages 10
Keywords gasoline; fuel; ethanol; corn; farming; oil; economy; petroleum
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