The bio-ethanol car has arrived!

The bio-ethanol car that I ordered in August has arrived and I collected it this morning.

On first impression it is a normal Ford Focus, but with one critical difference – it has a power socket at the front to heat up the ethanol in scandanavian countries.

Currently it has a full tank of E85 bio-ethanol fuel and I’ve been driving with it this afternoon both through the town and on the motorway – appart from the initial smell of the ethanol there is no apparent difference in the way it drives.

In the next few weeks I shall be trying out the new petrol station and seeing how the ethanol reacts to the cold temperatures, even mixing it with normal Super (95 Octane) petrol.



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Graham Tappenden is a British ex-pat who first came to Germany as a placement student in 1993, returning in 1995 to live there permanently. He has been writing for since 2006. When not writing blog posts or freelancing for the Oberurseler Woche and other publications he works as a self-employed IT consultant solving computer problems and designing websites. In 2016 he gained German citizenship.

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