For better or worse, I do not consider Hot Air, a politically conservative blog founded in 2006, to be an especially credible source of information on matters pertaining to clean energy.
Hidden ideological agendas have poisoned the energy debate in the United States and blogs like Hot Air – and its liberal counterparts – bear the brunt of the blame.
Nonetheless, I’m afraid Hot Air has drawn much-needed attention to a critical dimension of the ethanol story that the mainstream media has either chosen to ignore or simply missed.
Hot Air states:
But one factor which some auto shoppers may not be aware of is that the industry is aware of these dangers and they aren’t going to honor warranties on vehicles guzzling the latest 15% ethanol blend unless you’ve got a brand new car or one that is specifically rated as a ‘flex fuel vehicle.’
This is true. Historically, car manufacturer warranties have included language stating that the warranty if void if the car runs on gasoline with more than 10% ethanol.
At least one reason for voiding the warranty is that “the extra ethanol could corrode plastic, rubber and metal parts in cars not built to handle it,” as Hot Air states.
The blend issue is apparently limited to cars with a pre-2001 vintage, which means that the cost of higher ethanol blends would likely to be borne disproportionately by consumers with older vehicles.
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