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2015 – The year of increased E85 sales?

A recent study completed by the Fuels Institute predicts an increase in the sale of E85 in the Unites States. The report finds that based on various market drivers the sales of E85 will likely double by 2023, but could increase by as much as 20-fold in that same time frame.

Stations that currently sell E85 account for roughly 2.2% of the total retail fuel stations in America, but Vehicle Station Density numbers show there is more opportunity in the market for a greater number of E85 stations. The Fuels Institute found an average of 1,466 light duty vehicles per retail fueling station in the United States, compared with 5,289 Flex-Fuel Vehicles per E85 station, an indication that there is greater demand than is currently being met for E85 fueling stations.

The report forecasts that by 2023 the total number of FFVs on the road in the US would be 25.9 million, with 8,907 to 11,151 E85 stations available for them to fuel.

Wisconsin has 146 E85 stations and 277,096 registered FFVs, per the State Energy Office.

 

About the Fuels Institute:

The Fuels Institute, founded by the National Association of Convenience Stores in 2013, is a non-profit research-oriented think tank dedicated to evaluating the market issues related to consumer vehicles and the fuels that power them.

The Fuels Institute report can be found here.

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