26 Sep '17, 12pm
Read @fuelinggood's new blog post on how #E85 fueled his recent vacation. More here:
For those that have not experienced 85-octane gasoline in the Rocky Mountain Region, it also affects E15. Specifically, E15 is only 86 octane, and like 85 octane, it is typically not high enough to be approved by any engine manufacturer. There are also no warning labels on 85-octane, alerting consumers about this non-approved fuel, but there are on E15 and E85. Apparently AAA, the American Motorcyclist Association and the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute see no issue with this? The move to a minimum octane standard is important, and will clearly cost the oil companies millions if they lose the opportunity to dump this low-octane fuel into the marketplace. They claim that it is only sold at high altitude, but it was available all throughout this part our trip.