In the U.S., low-carbon ethanol has a forty-year track record of making gasoline more affordable while delivering the same, if not better, vehicle performance.
Ethanol has been used in cars since Henry Ford designed his 1908 Model T and trillions of miles have been driven on ethanol-blended fuel since 1980. In fact, several teams in national and international racing competitions, including Formula 1, Championship Drag Racing and NASCAR, use ethanol because of its high quality and exceptional performance.
E10 is a 10 percent ethanol-blended fuel. Today all vehicles can run on E10, which is interchangeable with gasoline. Since 2010, nearly all gasoline sold in the United States contains 10 percent ethanol.
Facts About E10
FACT: Ethanol improves performance.
FACT: Ethanol keeps fuel systems clean.
FACT: Ethanol helps prevent wintertime problems.
FACT: Ethanol is environmentally friendly and improves air quality.
FACT: Ethanol reduces "knocking" in the engine.
FACT: Ethanol provides efficiency while not significantly impacting fuel economy.
FACT: For over 40 years, auto manufacturers have approved the use of E10. Some even recommend it.
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