“Oklahoma drivers need to be more aware than ever of the choices they face at the gas pump,” said Mai. “Now would be a good time to take at a look at your owner’s manual to see what blend of fuel your vehicle’s manufacturer recommends and to protect yourself from voided warranties or potential damage.”
AAA recommends additional testing be done to conclusively determine the impact of E15 use on vehicle engines and fuel system components.
The EPA in June approved the sale of E15 after receiving a waiver request from producers interested in expanding the use of corn-based ethanol. Despite objections by auto manufacturers, the EPA approved the use of E15 gasoline in flex-fuel vehicles and 2001 model year and newer cars, SUVs and light-duty pickups.
The survey findings related to consumer knowledge of E15 are from a telephone survey conducted among a national probability sample of 1,012 adults comprising 504 men and 508 women, 18 years of age and older, living in private households in the continental U.S.