Posted by scott mcfadden on August 13, 2006, 4:59 pm
Can the prius run on e85?
Posted by richard schumacher on August 13, 2006, 6:02 pm
The owner's manual says don't do it. A few people have burned a few
tanks worth of E85 in their Prii, but presumably components in the fuel
system would be damaged over time.
Posted by email@example.com on August 13, 2006, 9:57 pm
scott mcfadden wrote:
Prius owner's manual only states that you can use up to 10% ethanol
It is possible to use E85 (85% ethanol), but no long-term studies have
been done yet (ethanol can break down parts of a car over time).
Short term study by the Creed Project:
that you'll get a check engine light, cold start emissions are higher,
and overall MPG is lower.
There's at least one person from Sweden on the Prius-Europe yahoogroup
that is currently using E85 as a blend in his Prius.