27 Apr '17, 3pm

Automakers Eyeing Higher Octane Gasoline To Lower Emissions

Automakers Eyeing Higher Octane Gasoline To Lower Emissions

Why? Because engines designed to run on higher octane gasoline are more efficient. That means lower emissions and better fuel economy. What could possibly be wrong with that? Only this. Raising octane rating means the reformulated gasoline will cost more at the pump. Even if the extra miles per gallon more than offset the higher cost, Americans consider it Holy Writ that they are entitled to cheap gas. The backlash against more expensive gasoline could be fierce. “Ten cents a gallon more is probably palatable. A quarter risks customer acceptance,” said an industry executive who requested anonymity tells the

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