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Interesting study link to Ford's work with E30

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Matt Brusstar of the EPA--yes the government-produced a study on the efficiency of E30 with a modified ICE back in 2005.  This is the link to his study:      http://www.nord-com.net/stoni/docs/SuTCAF.pdf

 

This link:  http://www.epa.gov/otaq/consumer/otaqorgchart.pdf

is an EPA chart showing that Mr. Brusstar is still with the EPA.

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cessna you have the Focus right?

Still have it with just over 14000 miles. Just about all E85. Mileage seems to be a consistent 30-31 when I do the math. Readout in the dash always says a couple of mpg on the high side. If you remember, SteveV is involved with AVL and Ford doing research. E30 really cleans the air up and has some 100 octane characteristics according to what he tells me.

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Ford Focus  2.0L with 12:0:1 Compression gets the best MPG on E85 ..and probably come pretty darn close on MPG ..E10 VS E30 .. http://www.ford.com/cars/focus/specifications/engine/

 

Where does it say that?

 

My sister has the Focus, not sure if 2013 or 2014 and I think has tried E85 once, mainly because I insisted she could make money with the 80 cent spread in her neighborhood.

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The current crop of Ford and Toyota hybrids use Atkinson Cycle engines in the compression ratio range of 12.3:1 to 13.4:1. It would appear that these vehicles could further benefit their high mileage, low emissions performance  with E30 fuel.

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The current crop of Ford and Toyota hybrids use Atkinson Cycle engines in the compression ratio range of 12.3:1 to 13.4:1. It would appear that these vehicles could further benefit their high mileage, low emissions performance  with E30 fuel.

 

 

The Fusion Hybrid looks good 2.0L Atkinson-Cycle I-4 Hybrid Engine .. also as a EV range of 21 miles http://www.ford.com/cars/fusion/specifications/engine/

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