Gasohol is gaining acceptance as an automotive fuel. The current version of the fuel is a mixture of 90% gasoline and 10% alcohol. The alcohol mixed with unleaded gasoline today is mostly ethanol and most of it comes from corn. Another alcohol for possisble mixture with unleaded gas is methanol. Gasohol is today exempt from the federal four-cents-a-gallon fuel tax and some states' taxes. Its future however, will depend on many factors including the price of gasoline, adequacy of alcohol supplies, and tax revenue issues.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Tornatore (Ralph)

    P.O. Box 161209
    Sacramento, CA  United States  95816
  • Authors:
    • Janicki, E
  • Publication Date: 1986-8

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  • Accession Number: 00496160
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-039 749
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1990 12:00AM