Why is Ethanol Bad?

Ethanol is blinded with gasoline in the hopes of relieving our dependence of foreign oil. E85 gas is one of those blends and is touted as being able to extend the gas mileage of your car and burn cleaner than gas alone. The facts tell a different story however. Cars burning E85 fuel get on average 20-35% worse gas mileage when compared to straight gasoline and increases toxic emissions leading to a greater amount of smog in the atmosphere. If you want to avoid E85 fuel I recommend getting your fuel from a station near a lake as E85 blended fuel will not run in a boat motor. You may also find regular gas cheaper than E85.