- Step 1: Use ethanol in conventional cars Use a blend of 10 percent ethanol and 90 percent gasoline in conventional automobiles.
- Step 2: Use ethanol in flexible fuel vehicles Use blends of up to 85 percent ethanol in flexible fuel vehicles. Blends above 10 percent require flex-fuel vehicles, which are sold by various car manufacturers. Ethanol fuel is commercially available in blends from 5 percent to 85 percent.
- TIP: If you are not sure whether your vehicle is a flex-fuel vehicle, check the inside of your gas cap or the car's owner's manual.
- Step 3: Obtain a conversion kit Consider purchasing a conversion kit if you have a conventional car that will allow your car to run on 85 percent ethanol blends.
- FACT: Ethanol can be produced from agricultural residue such as cornhusks and stalks, grasses, and fast-growing trees.
You Will Need
- Ethanol-gasoline blend
- Flexible fuel vehicle
- Conversion kit
- Gas cap (optional)
- Owner's manual (optional)