Cost is over inflated now for E10. What would the real costs of E10 at the pump be with the Federal subsidies removed? We are paying dearly for E10 so E15 will be no different. Throw away your gas drinkers, not just gas guzzlers but all petrol based fuels, and go solar.
Maybe someone will come out with a good windup/friction car. A nice environmentally friendly vehicle that will rewind quickly and go farly. LOL!
Some older test results: http://www.ethanol.org/pdf/contentmg...yStudy_001.pdf
From the test results: "This pilot study appears to confirm that BTU content is not a direct indication of the amount of work a vehicle can do with a given quantity of fuel. Other properties of ethanol seem to minimize the effects of
lower BTU content.
A much less friendly discussion of ethanol: E10 Ethanol Fuel Disadvantages: Cost, Engine Problems and Damage.
I have been using ethanol since The State of Florida removed other choices. My own experience is that ethanol, in my 2008 Expedition, does not have the power nor does it provide the miles per gallon or regular unleaded gasoline. I have not noticed any mechanical problems that can be attributed to E10 but when can I expect to see problems from it? Tomorrow or a year from now. Will I end up with a $30,000, four wheeled planter in my front yard?
Depending on which site you read the out-of-pocket costs for ethanol is between just under 6 Billion dollars to over 7 Billion dollars. That is about fifty cents of each gallon and is only the Federal money added, not any local money spent with increased local taxes because of higher prices per gallon inflated by Federal demands. Then throw in the fewer miles per gallon, repair costs or the must have costs for a newer vehicle that will not fall apart due to ethanol. Or increased prices at the stores to cover the higher costs of delivering your loaf of bread.