Run with it.
Ninety percent of the nation's gasoline brands are already blended with ethanol, a high-octane, clean-burning, renewable fuel enhancer. In fact, it's probably in your car right now.
What is an ethanol blend?
An ethanol blend is a mix of ethanol with regular unleaded gasoline. The most well-known blend is E-85, meaning 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline. Newer mid-range blends, E-20 and E-30, provide consumers with more options.
Is it safe for all vehicles?
All cars built after 1980 are made to run on blends up to E-10. The EPA has authorized the use of E-15 in light-duty vehicles made after 2001. Flex fuel vehicles are made to run with even higher levels of ethanol, including E-20, E-30 and E-85.
Improved Fuel Economy
Studies show that mid-range ethanol blends like E-20 and E-30 can provide better fuel economy than regular gasoline.
Ethanol's high octane rating (113) increases horsepower. In fact, ethanol is the trusted fuel of choice for the nation's highest performance drivers and is endorsed by both NASCAR and the IndyCar series.
Good for Your Car
There is no risk or extra maintenance associated with running ethanol in flex fuel vehicles. Ethanol helps prevent buildup in your fuel injection system, keeping your engine cleaner and increasing its life span.
How can I be sure my car is a flex fuel vehicle?
Check the cap.
Check the fuel door.
Check the badge.
Check the manual.
Download this Fuel Tracker to find the right blend for your vehicle.
Find Your Blend
Every vehicle make and model runs a bit different. Give the blends a try and find what's right for you.
80% unleaded gasoline
70% unleaded gasoline
15% unleaded gasoline
*With E-85, the ethanol content can vary between
70% to 85% ethanol.
North Dakotans for
North Dakotans for Energy Independence is a coalition of state ethanol producers, farmers, fuel retailers and consumers who believe ethanol is an essential component of North Dakota's energy-producing economy.
The "Run with it" campaign is an effort to let flex fuel vehicle owners know that their vehicles are made to run with flex fuel ethanol blends; that it's a safe, efficient and reliable fuel option; and to encourage them to try it in their vehicle.