E-85 fuel available at two Germantown stations


Two local gas stations are selling this high alcohol (85% ethanol) fuel, called E-85.

Town Center Chevron, 12301 Middle Brook Road

Germantown Chevron, 20510 Frederick Road

E-85 fuel is scarce, so are vehicles using it.

E-85 fuel is scarce, so are vehicles using it.

Only certain vehicles can use it. Every car sold in the United States can operate on a blend of 10 percent ethanol and 90 percent regular gasoline. But not all cars can run on E-85. E-85 fuel is now approximately 40 to 60 cents cheaper than regular gas, or an approximate difference of 15 percent.

Vehicles that can run on E85 usually say so on their gas caps.

General Motors, Ford and Chrysler have all said they half their new vehicles will be flexfuel vehicles by 2012.

There are only 19 E85 stations within 200 miles of D.C., according to the National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition.

Ethanol is produced from corn.

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