Consumer Reports: Ethanol Cost Per Mile Higher Than Gasoline


Low­er ener­gy con­tent of ethanol results in 27% low­er mileage than gaso­line so cost per mile is much high­er than the pump price alone would sug­gest

FFV: flex­i­ble fuel vehi­cle capa­ble of run­ning on 100% gaso­line to 85% ethanol/ 15% gaso­line (E85)
Ethanol con­tains less ener­gy than gaso­line, gets less mpg
Only 800 gas sta­tions of 176K nation­wide offer E85
5M FFVs built since late 1990s, 1M more being built this year