By Renewable Fuels Association | October 25, 2018
More than 93 percent of 2019 model year (MY) vehicles are explicitly approved by the manufacturer to use 15 percent ethanol blends (E15), according to the results of an annual analysis of warranty statements and owner’s manuals conducted by the Renewable Fuels Association. That is up from last year, when approximately 89 percent of MY 2018 vehicles were formally approved by automakers to use E15.
In 2011, the U.S. EPA legally approved the use of E15 in cars and light-duty trucks built in 2001 or later, representing more than 92 percent of all registered cars and trucks on the road today. However, automakers did not start including E15 as an approved fuel in owner’s manuals and warranty statements until 2012, the year E15 was first sold commercially.