In 2011 after years of evaluation, the Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) approved the use of E15 in all
passenger vehicles manufactured in model year 2001 or more
recently. E15 is prohibited in older vehicles, motorcycles and
small-engine equipment. At the time, the auto industry did
not warranty vehicles (except FFVs) to operate on gasoline
blends containing more than 10 percent, setting the industry
at odds with the EPA. Since then, automakers have authorized most new models manufactured for E15.
The market potential for E15 is extensive. More than 80
percent of the current ;eet is authorized to use E15, which
creates a market incentive for retailers to consider offering
E15 can be offered for sale at a price less than E10, and,
because ethanol is a high-octane fuel product, E15 can be
marketed as an 88 octane gasoline. As of early June, 830
stations in 29 states had registered to sell E15. Nevertheless,
challenges limit E15’s retail availability:
1. Equipment must be listed to handle E15. Most underground equipment is compatible with E15, provided
retailers can demonstrate compatibility. Meanwhile,
dispensers with compatibility up to E25 can be obtained
at prices comparable to E10 dispensers. Programs to help
retailers pay for upgrades exist, but equipment conversion
2. E15 cannot be sold year-round at most stations.
During summer, states control for evaporative emissions,
restricting the allowable vapor pressure of gasoline.
Ethanol boosts vapor pressure up to a certain volume
More than 80 percent
of the U.S. fleet is authorized
to run on E15. As of June,
830 stations in 29 states
had registered to sell E15.
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