Ford Taurus Ethanol-Fueled Sedan

    Research output: NRELFact Sheet


    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is encouraging the use of alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs). To support this activity, DOE has directed the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to conduct projects to evaluate the performance and acceptability of light-duty AFVs. In this study, we tested a pair of 1998 Ford Tauruses: one E85 (85% gasoline/15% ethanol) model (whichwas tested on both E85 and gasoline) and a gasoline model as closely matched as possible. Each vehicle was run through a series of tests to evaluate acceleration, fuel economy, braking, and cold-start capabilities, as well as more subjective performance indicators such as handling, climate control, and noise.
    Original languageAmerican English
    Number of pages2
    StatePublished - 1999

    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/FS-540-26578

    Other Report Number

    • DOE/GO-10099-800


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