A fuel tank loaded with E85
Please pay attention when visiting French fuel stations. Apart from gasoil and regular unleaded fuel like Euro 95, more and more fuel station will sell E85. The French minister of industry François Loos will inaugurate tomorrow the first car that drinks E85, thus legalizing this tax free fuel. Most of the fuels ingredients is bio ethanol.
According to L'Express, the only sad thing is the first car is a Ford. While the American car builder already produces cars that make use of E85 for eleven years, no French car producer does. The difficult thing is to build a flex fuel engine, that can use both regular fuel and E85. Renault hopes to do so by the end of this year.
Mister Loos hopes France still can get Europes leading party in the use of E85.
Posted by Peter at 07:20 AM [2 reactions]
Cheap trip to Marseille
Those longing for a cheap trip to Marseille will have to wait a bit. Ryan Air announced opening direct connections with the ancient harbour city from London Stansted, starting november 8th. Glasgow and Dublin are already connected by Ryan Air. Air fares will be from one euro, but taxes, fees and charges are not included. To give an idea: For UK citizens, Rian Air also sells tickets for flights from Eindhoven Holland to Marseilleat one euro a ticket. In Holland, the same ticket goes for 27.70 euro, tax included.
Posted by Peter at 07:48 AM [2 reactions]
Fuel price comparers claim too much
In france, even fuel price comparers do compete. However, some of them don't play the game really fair. Carburant Malin claims to have 13.443 fuel stations in its database. Opponent Zagaz says to have 100 stations more. Now, these claims may be true, but they don't have the prices of most of the stations. In these cases, they only have adresses. At least, sagast tells honostly they only have prices of about 2000 petrol stations. Number three, Carbeo, doesn't give any numbers at all. This isn't as open as might be aspected from a price comparer.
However, main thing is we are able to save money while driving on French roads. So, who cares?
Posted by Peter at 07:45 AM [What do you think?]