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Drivers hail, while officials doubt the environmental benefits of ethanol

The hood of a Volvo is closed at a Pirkkala industrial hall, as the installation work is under completion. The Volvo V70 of Ylöjärvi-native Olavi Kuosmanen now has a small device with an aluminium shell that changes the car: it can be fuelled with gasoline, as before, or with E85, i.e. ethanol. E85 is much more affordable than gasoline, a little over a euro per litre.

11.8.2014 10:44

Volvo became a flexifuel Volvo in an instant. The same trick could be performed on about 700,000 Finnish cars running on gasoline.

"If one drives 20,000 kilometres annually, it amounts to 600 euros worth of savings", Kuosmanen calculates.

The device and installation costs about 450 euros, so the investment pays itself back in less than a year.

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