You've had enough of rising gas prices and it's just about time to trade your old car in anyway. So you're thinking about getting a biodiesel car, hoping that it will take some of the pressure off your pocketbook. Well, we have good news for you. Not only will a biodiesel vehicle save you money, but it will also help you take better care of the environment - with 78% lower emissions than a standard vehicle running petroleum-based fuel. But where do you get a biodiesel car, you wonder? Well, hold on to your driver's license because the good news continues. Any diesel car is already a biodiesel car. Nothing has to be done to the vehicle at all except fill the tank with biodiesel fuel instead of regular diesel.
The first American company to release a "biodiesel car", specifically designed to run best on B5 or 5% biodiesel, 95% conventional, petroleum-based diesel, was Chrysler with their 2005 Jeep Liberty. The other "blends" of biodiesel fuel you'll most commonly find are B20 (20% biodiesel, 80% diesel) and B100 (100% biodiesel), though it's possible to make any mixture spanning the gamut. Interestingly enough, both B20 and B100 get the same great mileage OBD2 Scanner, though the cost is slightly less for B20. The fuel emissions, harmful to both humans and our environment, however, are much lower in B100 than in B20 or any other blends, for that matter.