ACE Thanks Motor Clubs for Supporting E15
November 11, 2014 - Issue #203View Full Issue
The Travelers Motor Club and Association Motor Club Marketing (AMCM) recently announced their support of the use of E15 in 2001 and newer vehicles, noting no reports of problems associated with using the cleaner-burning fuel.
“Not one of our over 18 million members has called us with a problem related to the new E-15 fuel or any ethanol blend. Travelers Motor Club and Association Motor Club Marketing support the use of E-15 in vehicles as a safe and affordable alternative to gasoline,” stated Club Co-Owner Gene Hammond, who has worked in the auto club business for 40 years. “Our focus is on providing unmatched service to our motor club members, and in our eyes, real-world experience trumps a study paid for by opponents of ethanol every time. In addition to no service calls or complaints about E-15, the fact is that winter gas line freeze problems have virtually disappeared due to the increased use of ethanol. If you drive a vehicle that has been approved for the use of E-15 and want to try it, we encourage you to try it with confidence.”
“Real-world results trump ghost stories, and the real-world findings from Travelers and AMCM mirror what we have heard from retailers who sell E15; they’ve had no customer complaints and no breakdowns,” stated American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty. “With all the time and money anti-ethanol groups have put into the E15 ghost story, if there were any cars stranded we would have heard about it by now. It hasn’t happened and it’s not going to happen.”
Club Co-Owner Mark Muncey, who has nearly 20 years of experience in the motor club business added, “We decided to research the road service data from our members. Today, four years after EPA approved E-15 and two years after AAA declared it was premature, we can say for certain that our members have not reported any problems with E-15. We support the use of E-15 in vehicles approved by EPA to use the fuel.”