AAA Urges Imposing Ban on E15


In a much needed move, AAA, the nation's largest automobile club has come out to direct the Environmental Protection Agency and gasoline retailers to stop selling E15, which is reported to be a new ethanol-gasoline blend.

"It is clear that millions of Americans are unfamiliar with E15, which means there is a strong possibility many may improperly use E15 and damage their vehicle", said AAA chief Robert Darbelnet, while asserting that there are high chances of E15 damaging millions of vehicles, and nullify car warranties too.

Even BMW, Chrysler, Nissan, Toyota and VW have cleared that they won't be considering warranty claims related with E15 use, and similar statements are coming from Ford, Honda, Kia, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo.

Apparently, it was the EPA-study, which ran for two long years, which approved E15 to be safe enough for use in cars newer than 2001. The stance taken by the AAA has apparently miffed the American Coalition for Ethanol, which is of the view that there is no concrete evidence backing such allegations. It was also added that the EPA had even cleared the use of E15 amid objections from automakers and the oil industry earlier.

Nonetheless, AAA is pretty much clear that there should be ban on the sale of the same before advanced tests clear it all over again.