Why I Chose to Buy a Flex-Fuel Vehicle
by Steve Riggs (Renewable Fuels Association) … As I readied to a buy a new car this summer, though, I added two other important items that I think we should all consider: Does it increase our country’s energy independence, and is it cleaner environmentally?
Those last selling points proved to be the deciding factors for me, which is why I drove off the dealer’s lot with a flex-fuel car capable of using E-85.
My experience since then has been even more rewarding than I had hoped. A round trip from Louisville to Indianapolis, for example, proved the car gets great gas mileage. A quick online search found several major retailers proud to offer E-85 at their stations, with more on the way. E-85 is also less expensive per gallon than traditional gasoline, another plus. All of us like paying 40 to 50 cents less a gallon at the pump. READ MORE