New York’s First Ethanol Pump

November 14, 2002 [] A truckload of the winter blend of E85 fuel has been delivered to the first E85 tank in New York The clean fuel will soon be pumped at the New York State Thruway Authority’s service depot on Walden Avenue in Cheektowaga. This pump will also be open to state vehicles. E85, is a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline transportation fuel. The New York State Thruway Authority has over 100 Ford Taurus flexible-fuel-vehicles. These vehicles can use any combination of gasoline or ethanol – from 100 percent unleaded gasoline to 85 percent ethanol. The E85 compatible vehicles are sold at no extra cost to the consumer whereas a compressed natural gas vehicle can sell at almost US$5,000 more than the regular gasoline powered vehicle.
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