Tag: "EPA"

E15 hits more roadblocks

E15 hits more roadblocks

[ 1 ] July 18, 2011 by Rick

A couple weeks we reported on the EPA’s approval of E15 and the associated warnings with its use; 2001 and newer, no small engines, motorcycles, etc. Well now it has come out that even with the approval of E15 it won’t be at a pump near you any time soon. The Government Accountability Office is […]

The EPA Approves E15, with a long list of warnings

The EPA Approves E15, with a long list of warnings

[ 2 ] June 30, 2011 by Rick

We’ve briefly mentioned the tussle over fuel with 15% ethanol added, or E15, in the past and how numerous groups were fighting its approval due to potential damage that could be done to older vehicles and small engines. Well, the EPA has officially approved E15 for use in newer vehicles, 2001 and newer, plus “flex-fuel” […]

EPA revises new window stickers

EPA revises new window stickers

[ 0 ] May 24, 2011 by Rick

You may remember hearing about the new, improved, window stickers that the EPA was coming up with to give more information to consumers regarding fuel economy and emissions. Well a part of those new stickers was a grade from A to D based on their efficiency, but manufacturers claimed it was a little too subjective […]

E15 blocked from gas pumps

E15 blocked from gas pumps

[ 0 ] March 1, 2011 by Rick

In a stroke of genius, the U.S. House voted 286-135 to block the Environmental Protection Agency from ignoring common sense and allowing gas stations to sell E15, a gasoline blend containing 15 percent ethanol. E15 has been highly scrutinized because it is only approved for a small percentage of vehicles on the road and has […]

Detroit automakers join the fray against E15 approval

Detroit automakers join the fray against E15 approval

[ 0 ] January 3, 2011 by Rick

If you think back to a month of so ago the Environmental Protection Agency granted a partial waiver for the use of E15 (15% ethanol) fuel in 2007 and newer vehicles. Of course E15 comes with a warning that it could cause damage in other vehicles. So why is the EPA even granting a partial […]

EPA approves E15 ethanol blend for newer vehicles

EPA approves E15 ethanol blend for newer vehicles

[ 0 ] October 14, 2010 by Rick

It is likely that right now you put E10 (gasoline + 10% ethanol) in your vehicle every time you fill up. The Environmental Protection Agency just approved a version with 15% ethanol E15 for use in newer vehicles. Why only newer vehicles you may ask? Manufacturers claim that the high percentage of ethanol could corrode […]

2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid EPA cert is in

2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid EPA cert is in

[ 0 ] June 17, 2010 by Rick

The 2011 Lincoln MKZ hybrid has been named the most fuel efficient luxury sedan in the U.S. market thanks in part to the EPA’s certification of their fuel economy numbers at 41 mpg highway and 36 mpg city numbers. Of course, the MKZ is just a fancier version of the Ford Fusion Hybrid with the […]

Fuel mileage misconceptions

Fuel mileage misconceptions

[ 0 ] May 20, 2010 by Rick

Some of the most common tall tales that people believe revolve around fuel mileage. No matter how ridiculous some of these “hints” sound, when the potential to save money is in play people will believe almost anything. So if you’ve ever had any doubt what the straight scoop is, click on the link below and […]

New Fuel Economy Standards Released

New Fuel Economy Standards Released

[ 0 ] April 5, 2010 by Rick

35.5 miles per gallon will be the average fuel economy required for the U.S. auto industry by the year 2016. While this increase will cost the automobile industry approximately $52 billion to meet the new standards, automakers embraced the changes and encouraged work on standards for 2017 and on. Average auto price is expected to […]