Automakers claim E15 damaged 2 out of 8 test cars

The fuel people pump into their vehicles around the country today can have up to 90% gasoline and 10% ethanol content. However, the federal government is proposing a new fuel standard called E15. This fuel would increase the ethanol content in fuel to 15%, leaving just 85% gasoline.
The federal government has approved the use of E15 in some vehicles, but automakers and oil refiners are now claiming that the E15 standard could lead to damage in some vehicle engines. The new E15 formula damaged engines in two of the eight vehicles used in high mileage tests according to a study backed by automakers and oil refiners.
"(These) objective scientific tests have found disturbing evidence that increasing the amount of ethanol in gasoline above the current 10 percent causes serious damage to car engines," said American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers President Charles Drevna in a statement.
These are cars EPA has approved to run on E15 and are representative of approximately 5 million vehicles in the nation's existing fleet."
This is a significant finding as American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers has found that even cars that are spec’d to run E15 are experiencing a rather high failure rate. If this were to be the case, drivers of vehicles that have no trouble running E10 would be in for a rude awakening with E15.
However, the Department of Energy (DOE) isn’t buying these claims. DOE vehicle technology program manager Patrick Davis wrote on the DOE blog, "The Energy Department conducted its own rigorous … study. (It) showed no statistically significant loss of vehicle performance."

Source: Detroit News

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