Minnesota increases ethanol usage in state vehicles

By | September 23, 2010
Minnesota increased the amount of E85 used in state vehicles by more than 86,000 gallons in the first two quarters of 2010 compared to the same time period last year, according to the American Lung Association of Minnesota. State agencies used 437,063 gallons of E85 to fuel the approximate 2,500 flex-fuel vehicles in their fleets during the first six months of the year. By comparison, approximately 2.2 million gallons of gasoline were used in state vehicles over the same time period, representing an 83.4 percent share of the fuel used in the state's fleets.