‘E15’ refers to the percentage of ethanol in the gas. Most of us are using E10 in our cars & trucks. A few weeks ago I discussed outboard motor care and touched on the topic of ethanol in gasoline (click here to read that post.)
This morning I received an announcement from BoatUS concerning greater availability of E15 in North Carolina –
read the full article here –
Be aware when buying fuel what you are putting in the tank.
In making boat deliveries and attending boat events I do pass through states where there are fuel pumps dispensing ethanol mixed gas in quantities higher than 10%. I can attest that the markings are not always clear on the percentage of ethanol being pumped. If unsure I recommend asking the attendant as, besides outboard motor worries, many cars & trucks cannot burn anything with more the 10% ethanol (ie, E10). To see if your vehicle can use E15 check the owner’s manual or contact your car/truck dealer.