Prime the Pump on Your Fuel Knowledge

FuelFacts

Most of us don't likely give much thought to the fuel we put in our vehicle's tank. It's supposed to take regular gas? We use regular. Oh, it's a diesel? We use diesel. But knowing the differences in the various types of fuel and how they work can help you see the advantages and disadvantages of each, which might influence your car-buying decision. Remember, knowledge is power, so fill up on fuel facts about gasoline, ethanol, biodiesel, hydrogen and electric by following the link below.

Fuel 101: What You Need to Know About What You Put in Your Car

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FlanKitty

re: ethanol

It's popular mostly because of farm subsidies. Should be noted that while it increases the octane rating of low grade fuel contains less energy than gasoline which translates into a roughly 25% loss of fuel economy when compared to regular gasoline of the same octane rating.

see http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/PowerSearch.do?action=alts&path=3&year=2013&vtype=E85&srchtyp=yearAfv&rowLimit=10&pageno=1

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