Gas mileage with ethanol
In previous entries I have posted information
about the non-sustainability
of ethanol production, and the impact
on the environment of manufacturing ethanol.
Now a new test shows that the addition of ethanol actually decreases gas mileage.
Think about this for a moment: You'll end up paying more (including via federal subsidies, in other words your tax dollar) for a fuel that is going to destroy the land and the air even better than oil does, just because it appears to make cleaner emissions at the tailpipe? Is this a massive propaganda job or what?
The process is a bit like this: Automakers want you to buy big cars because they can make more money on them. Unfortunately, these cars are losing popularity because (rightfully) of environmental and gas mileage concerns. So, Detroit wants to make the buyers feel good by telling them about the clean tailpipe emissions. Now you in the Mid-West can drive your flex-fuel vehicle - no price surcharge! - in the happy denial that it is good for the world. Oh but, sorry, it does need rather more refilling, now that you ask. At the same price as regular gas ...