February 2013

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e85I recently bought a 2010 Nissan Titan. Needless to say my gas cost (not including the recent price hike) went up due to the larger gas tank and worse fuel economy compared to the Toyota Tacoma that I was driving.

I discovered a couple of days after the purchase that it is actually a FlexFuel vehicle, meaning it can run straight E85 Ethanol or straight Unleaded Gasoline, or any amount of the two mixed together. So I checked in the owners manual and found that Nissan clearly states that when running E85, you will see a 30% increase in gas consumption because E85 has less “energy per gallon” than regular gasoline.

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