Drivers Confused About Fuel Usage Featured
16 March 2017
A new nationwide research study of over 2,000 adults has found that Americans remain confused about new fuel choices at the pump and their appropriate usage. Even more concerning are reports of consumers misfueling their engine products. The poll shows more consumers have incorrectly used an E15 or higher ethanol fuel in an engine not designed for it this year compared to 2015 (five percent this year vs. three percent in 2015).Awareness of ethanol in gasoline seems to remain steady, with 84 percent, overall, reporting they are aware of ethanol usage this year compared to 85 percent in 2016 and 84 percent in 2015.Over three in five Americans assume that any gas sold at fueling stations is safe for all of their cars (63 percent in 2017, up from 60 percent in 2016 and 57 percent in 2015). This year's poll also shows roughly two thirds of Americans believe higher ethanol blends of gas are safe to use in any engine (31 percent).