WASHINGTON — More than 70 percent of the Top 20 best-selling cars as identified by Edmunds/AOL Auto have been explicitly approved by automakers to use E15 in 2014 models. This includes all Ford, GM and Volkswagen 2014 models and certain models of Honda, Toyota, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar and Land Rover. A complete list of makes and models 2012, 2013, 2014 approved for E15 use can be found at www.EthanolRFA.org or ChooseEthanol.com.
“Day by day, it seems that Big Oil’s excuses for refusing to offer consumers choice at the pump are falling by the curbside. The fact that more than 70 percent of the best-selling cars are approved in 2014 for E15 tells us that there is a fuel market thirsty for a less expensive, higher octane, more environmentally friendly alternative. In addition to the growing collection of owner’s manuals recommending E15, add the recent National Renewable Energy Laboratory report that reviewed 43 auto engine studies and found no data to support Big Oil’s scary fictional tales of engine failure on E15,” Bob Dinneen, President and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association, commented.
Dinneen continued, “The Environmental Protection Agency and White House Office of Management and Budget ought to seriously consider these statistics when considering the veracity of blend wall claims. Increased 2014 targets can easily be met via E85, E15 and reserved RINs. If anything, the increasing inclusion of E15 in owner’s manuals shines a bright light on Big Oil’s long-sustained, detrimental resistance to infrastructure build out.”
View the NREL report on E15.