Imagine a world where government ethanol mandates work as they are intended to—with high ethanol-blend fuels efficiently powering all cars, boats, motorcycles and every small engine imaginable.
This world is a utopia, nay, a FUELTOPIA.
In Fueltopia, gas with higher blends of ethanol is more efficient than pure gasoline—and boats, motorcycles and other small engine equipment run perfectly on RFS-mandated fuels. There is no engine corrosion. No costly engine damage.
Ahhh, Fueltopia. What a perfect place to be…
The ethanol mandates are making it harder for people to locate the ethanol-free gasoline they need to power their boats, motorcycles and other small-engine equipment that cannot safely operate on fuels with higher blends of ethanol without the risk of costly and sometimes dangerous damage. Higher blends of ethanol fuel also contain 33 percent less energy content than pure gasoline, and ultimately decrease fuel efficiency.
The “Fueltopia” legislators strived for when enacting the RFS is unreachable, and until Congress takes action to reform or repeal the federal ethanol mandates, Americans will continue to suffer the consequences.
This April Fuels Day, we hope you’re able to see past the jokes and share the truth of this broken policy with your legislator.