E-85 fuel for city vehicles

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The City of Colorado Springs has opened its first Ethanol 85 fuel pump.

The pump will provide fuel for 93 city and utilities flex-fuel vehicles, which can run on unleaded gasoline or a gasoline and ethanol combination.

Since corn is the primary material for ethanol, E85 is expected to reduce dependency on petroleum and emit fewer carbon monoxide emissions.

2 Responses to E-85 fuel for city vehicles

  1. Great. So now the city will help drive up food prices as well as keep pressure up on oil prices as they transport the E-85 by trucks using fossil fuels.

    Ed Brady
    October 18, 2007 at 7:58 am

  2. do you really think that suddenly the world will starve tomorrow because there will be no corn?
    it’s a slow change through the market, and adjustments will happen.
    don’t be so reactionary.
    that’s one of the problems with this town; you react to problems instead of preventing them (see all the other blog posts).

    Alex Brown
    October 18, 2007 at 8:58 am