Would you sacrifice mileage for a cheaper, cleaner fuel that uses more American corn than Middle East oil?
Ethanol is back!
A new Ohio law effective today gives tax breaks to fuel retailers who install ethanol pumps. Kroger and General Motors are joining forces, GM is making flexible fuel vehicles...and Kroger will pump E-85 fuel, 15 percent gas and 85 percent ethanol.
E-85 fuel will cut your mileage by up to 25 percent and it's not sold locally but soon, Kroger stations scattered throughout Ohio will add an e-85 pump. Kroger says it's working with West Virginia and Kentucky to get the tax credits to pump more ethanol fuel.
One Ashland GM dealer has rows of cars, trucks and SUV’s with flex fuel engines. These vehicles run on regular gas or the new E-85 fuel, not ten percent but 85 percent ethanol. The new fuel made from home grown corn not foreign oil burns much cleaner. That means less wear and tear on your engine and less maintenance.
Jimmy Hall states, “we won't use fossil fuels we'll use corn...it will be cheaper...”
Right now regular engines will not run on e-85, but regular gas consumers fed up with sky high prices say bring it on.
GM is doubling production of it’s flex fuel vehicles. Flex fuel burns cleaner and E-85 pumps are all over Texas, California and Midwest corn growing states. Many argue a federal tax break would pump the corn fuel nationwide.