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David, DR. ROADMAP, Rizzo burst upon the traffic scene in late 1987 as the first person in Los Angeles to offer alternate routes to motorists who were sick and tired of being stuck in traffic. In 1990 he released to the world the most comprehensive guide ever written of off-freeway commuting in Southern California. Two years later he became the first traffic reporter to offer daily alternate routes in real time over the air on one of the most popular morning radio shows in Los Angeles. Dr. Roadmap continues to provide COMMUTE MANAGEMENT solutions with the 2006 release of his book, "Survive the Drive! How to Beat Freeway Traffic in Southern California."
Is an ethanol-burning car a good option?
Fuel economy expert David Rizzo discusses if an Ethanol burning car a good option.
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Host: Is an Ethanol burning car a good option?
David Rizzo: Not really, it's only good if you interested in what's good for the environment, but if you are interested in what's good for gas mileage I wouldn't burn Ethanol. The trouble is ethanol 1.
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5 gallons of Ethanol equals the energy content of just 1 gallon of gasoline. So in effect it takes 30% more Ethanol to get the same power that you get out of plain old regular gasoline. So in a way you are burning more to get the same speed and everything. So no, Ethanol is not a good option for gas mileage, good for the environment? Yes, but not a good for gas mileage. Also don't use Ethanol in your car like E-85, which is 85% Ethanol-15% gas, don't use that in your car unless your car is designed for it because that Ethanol will just dissolve all the accumulated solids in your tank and in your hoses and put it right in to your fuel injectors, bad idea. You can get away with 10% Ethanol in a regular car but no more than that.