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EPA grants E15 waiver for 2001-2006 vehicles

EPA today announced a waiver that allows gasoline to contain up to 15 percent ethanol (E15) for model year 2001-2006 vehicles.

 

The EPA today announced that it has waived a limitation on selling gasoline that contains more than 10 percent ethanol for model year (MY) 2001-2006 cars and light trucks. This waiver allows fuel to contain up to 15 percent ethanol (E15) for these vehicles.

 

“Recently completed testing and data analysis show that E15 does not harm emissions control equipment in newer cars and light trucks,” said EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson. “Wherever sound science and the law support steps to allow more home-grown fuels in America’s vehicles, this administration takes those steps.”

 

This announcement follows EPA’s announcement last October that E15 could be used for MY 2007 and newer vehicles. The EPA has not allowed the use of E15 for MY 2000 and older vehicles.  The EPA also announced that no waiver is being granted this year for E15 use in any motorcycles, heavy-duty vehicles or non-road engines because current testing data do not support such a waiver.

 

EPA is currently developing requirements to ensure that E15 is properly labeled at the fuel pump to prevent fueling into vehicles, engines and equipment not currently approved for the higher ethanol blend.

 

EPA granted the waiver after considering the E15 petition submitted by Growth Energy and 54 ethanol manufacturers in March 2009.

 

Tom Buis, CEO, Growth Energy, said, “This is a bold move forward, changing America’s energy future for the better. Increased use of ethanol will strengthen our energy security, create U.S. jobs, and improve the environment by displacing conventional gasoline with a low-carbon fuel.”

Discuss this Blog Entry 2

on Mar 6, 2013

As we already know that cars and trucks could be moved with the help of gasoline. But gasoline should be used in a proper amount otherwise it could harmful for the vehicles. The main composition of the gasoline is Ethanol. And the amount of ethanol should be 10 to 15%. In a survey after complete testing and data analysis it is found that E15 doesn't release harmful emissions.
BMW mechanic

on May 22, 2014

Now, there are many type of fuel used for the vehicles but how can give the better performance is important. In the gasoline, you can get the ethanol added for the better use, in this type of fuel, how can got low emission and performance is important.
Audi Repair Encino

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