Ethanol Industry Touts E15 Now Available in 9 States…Public Chargers Still Available in All 50 States

4 years ago by Eric Loveday 14

Public Chargers in All 50 States

Public Chargers in All 50 States

We found a recent press release from the ethanol industry to be rather amusing, so we thought why not pass it on to you.

This Is The Least Charger Dense Area of the Map...But It Still Confirms Public Chargers in Montana, North Dakota and Wyoming.

This Is The Least Charger Dense Area of the Map…But It Still Confirms Public Chargers in Montana, North Dakota and Wyoming.

In the press release we find that the ethanol industry brags that 9 states now offer E15 (that controversial fuel that consists of 85% gas and %15 ethanol.)

9 states.  Is that brag-worthy?  Nope…but here’s the list:

  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Michigan
  • Nebraska
  • North Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Wisconsin
  • North Dakota

So, the Midwest mainly, plus North Carolina is where all the E15 is in the nation.

Why’d we find the press release to be amusing?  Well, touting 9 states seems rather ridiculous to us.  The press release could’ve read: 41 states still don’t have E15 stations.

There’s one more reason that we chuckled upon reading the release though and it has to do with public chargers.

No matter how you shake it or try to twist it, all 50 US states have at least one public charging station.

So, the headlines could either read “All 50 US States Have Public Charging Stations” or “0 US States Still Don’t Have Public Charging Stations.”  You won’t see those headlines though, as there’s no way to twist them to make the infrastructure look insufficient when all states are included.

The current US tally of public charging stations stands at nearly 6,600.

As for hydrogen, only 10 “fueling” stations in 2 states exist in the US.

The plug has ’em all beat.

It's a Barren Wasteland of Nothing For Hydrogen - Only 10 Stations in the US

It’s a Barren Wasteland of Nothing For Hydrogen – Only 10 Stations in the US

 

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14 responses to "Ethanol Industry Touts E15 Now Available in 9 States…Public Chargers Still Available in All 50 States"

  1. Mark H says:

    You really have to pay attention if you don’t want ethanol in North Carolina because it is everywhere. This is especially bad stuff for engines that sit with the same fuel for a long time like the Volt.

  2. DC Quick Charging (CHAdeMO) now covers 20 states — ref: PlugShare.com
    – Alabama
    – Arizona
    – California
    – Colorado
    – Florida
    – Georgia
    – Hawaii
    – Illinois
    – Indiana
    – Michigan
    – New Jersey
    – New York
    – Oregon
    – Pennsylvania
    – West Virginia
    – Tennessee
    – Texas
    – Washington
    – Washington D.C.
    – Wisconsin

    In Canada:
    – British Columbia
    – Onterio

    In Mexico
    – Mexico City (area)

  3. Tesla SuperChargers: now cover 11 states — ref: teslamotors.com/supercharger

    – California
    – Colorado
    – Connecticut
    – Delaware
    – Florida
    – Illinois
    – North Carolina
    – Oregon
    – Texas
    – Virginia
    – Washington

    Coming Fall 2013
    – Arizona
    – Georgia
    – Indiana
    – Maine
    – Maryland
    – Michigan
    – New Hampshire
    – Pennsylvania
    – South Carolina
    – West Virginia
    – Wisconsin

  4. scott moore says:

    I thought gas that was %15 percent ethanol was known as “gasoline”. At least here in California.

  5. Eric Loveday says:

    E10 is the norm in the US. E15 is slowly making it to the pumps

  6. Bill Howland says:

    I had heard that Congress was reconsidering the amount of Ethanol required to be processed (something like down 8%).

    Ethanol is the dumbest thing imaginable if made from corn stock, and the only thing it seems to accomplish is to chew up more top soil. Now if they could process the corn stalk and husk also, it might be a somewhat different story.

    I still don’t want it in any of my gasoline appliances such as the volt or my emergency generator.

    Maybe if everyone boycotted it they’d stop shoving it down our throats.

  7. sven says:

    Actually, there are public hydrogen fueling stations in at least 3 states. You forgot to count the public hydrogen fueling station in Connecticut, even though you yourself blogged about it’s opening for AutoblogGreen. 😉

    http://green.autoblog.com/2010/10/31/sunhydro-opens-public-use-hydrogen-refueling-station-in-connecti/

  8. Priusmaniac says:

    Actually ethanol is a good range extender fuel but not from corn especially as it doesn’t need to be from corn.
    It is a bit like a supercharger electricity that would be made from a grain burning steam engine. The supercharger and the electricity are right but not the way to produce the electricity.
    For Ethanol it is the same thing, it is right because it is renewable and able to replace gasoline when practical like for a range extender, or to replace petroleum to make usually petroleum made materials like plastics, pharmaceutics or organic chemicals, but the right way to make ethanol is from non food materials.
    Also by now, it is time to propose E100 or at least E85, not E15.

  9. Mark C says:

    I see the value of adding ethanol to our gasoline in the reduction of traditional, imported oil that requires us to send train car loads of our money {figuratively speaking of course} out of the country.

    It is not a cure for our ills, but it is not 100% a bad idea.

  10. R. White says:

    Interesting take on the ethanol release. Since E15 is an option, every vehicle can still use regular gas, not one vehicle requires E15. Can the same be said for all of those vehicles needing your public charging stations?