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Superethanol E85, an increasingly popular fuel


NEWS - As a result of the explosion in fuel prices, sales of flexfuel vehicles broke a new record in 2022.

Nearly 11,800 motorists (11,753 exactly) bought a new vehicle running on flexfuel in 2022.

This is almost five times more than in 2021 (2,424 units).

In a sluggish market – with 1.529 million new car registrations, the lowest volume since 1974 – registrations of models originally equipped with an E85 box represented nearly 0.8% of the total.

There is no doubt that if the offer were more extensive - only Ford and Land Rover have flexfuel vehicles in their catalogs - the level of sales would be higher.

The rise in fuel prices during the year 2022 largely linked to inflation and speculative tensions on the barrel of black gold in the context of the war in Ukraine, and the end of the tariff shield, as well as the explosion predictable price of electricity, have encouraged more and more motorists to switch to Superethanol E85 to reduce their fuel budget.

It is true that the E85 composed of 15% gasoline and 85% biofuel remains the most economical fuel of the moment.

And unlike the electric vehicle, it has no impact on use.

Admittedly, in the context of a general rise in prices at the start of the year, the liter of E85 was raised to €1.04, but the differential remains the same compared to SP95-E10.

Consumer behavior will have to be observed in the coming weeks but, even if the bill will increase at the pump, the difference is still around €0.70/litre with E10.

According to a study carried out in the summer of 2022 at the request of the Bioethanol Collective, 73% of motorists driving on E85 estimate that their fuel budget will save more than 600 euros/year.

To support the ecological transition, the Île-de-France region will thus continue to support motorists wishing to convert to Superethanol during the year 2023.

A fixed aid of €500 will be allocated to the installation of an E85 box.

In total, between July 1, 2022 and December 31, 2023, the Île-de-France region is aiming for a target of 30,000 boxes installed.

Source: lefigaro

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