Demonstration of the Fuel Economy Potential Associated with M85-Fueled Vehicles

    Research output: NRELTechnical Report


    A gasoline-fueled 1988 Chevrolet Corsica was converted to operate on M85 to demonstrate that the characteristics of methanol fuels can be exploited to emphasize vehicle fuel economy rather than vehicle performance. The results of the tests performed indicated fuel economy improvements of up to 21% at steady highway speeds, and almost 20% on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's federal testprocedure city and highway cycles.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages17
    StatePublished - 1993

    Bibliographical note

    Work performed by University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/TP-425-6162


    • alternative fuels
    • M85
    • methanol
    • vehicle fuel economy


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