Thanks to our ECOFLEX-85®Adapt your petrol vehicle to Bioethanol to drive greener and cheaper.
or petrol-approved housing
or petrol-approved housing
What is the
Superethanol E85 ?
Superethanol E85 is currently the only renewable fuel for all petrol engines that is immediately available. It is made from vegetable raw materials (or biomass). The CO2 it emits corresponds to the CO2 absorbed during the growth of the biomass. It is therefore a very low-pollution fuel.
Why to the
Superethanol E85 is a fuel that contains between 65% and 85% of bioethanol, the rest of the petrol. Bioethanol is mainly produced from plants, beets and cereals grown in France, their transformation into sugar and starch are mixed and allow to reduce greenhouse emissions by 75% and particulate emissions by 90% compared to fossil petrol.
Is it compatible?
Hydro Ecotech E85 Superethanol adapters are compatible with all petrol vehicles with direct or indirect electronic injection put into circulation since 2004 for all engines and all petrol brands.
The compatibility of a vehicle with ethanol depends on several factors:
Motorisation of the vehicle
Petrol, hybrid and gas
Year of entry into circulation
(before 2001, vehicles do not fall within the scope of homologation).
Engine injection type
Direct injection or indirect injection (this determines the category of the housing).
To determine whether the vehicle is homologable and in which category.
minimum money savings
Our ECOFLEX-85 box
2ème full: 50% Bioethanol and 50% Unleaded.
3ème full: 80% Bioethanol and 20% Unleaded.
4ème full: 100% Bioethanol.
Our patented box
How much does an adapter cost?
|As an indication, the cost of installing a Hydro Ecotech adaptation device starts at €699 and the intervention time is 1 hour.|
It works via an artificial intelligence associated with an algorithm, once installed on the OBD socketThis will collect and merge all the data as well as ECU, engine and organ, fuel consumption. The eco-driving of the person see braking, acceleration, unnecessary starting, tyre pressure, speed, this study cycle will last more than 400 km or a full tank of fuel.
The algorithm will first merge and parameterise everything, and the measured data will be transmitted back to the engine control unit so that it can finally take them into account, and the reduction in consumption and pollution will be automatic. Of course, this process must be accompanied by a eco-driving (see description) :
From €899 for Biomotors
From 999 euros for FlexFuel
The vehicle is immobilised for 1 to 2 days, the registration document must be changed in the prefecture and a plate with the serial number must be attached to the vehicle.
1) Use gear ratios correctly
It is common for a driver driving at a constant speed of 60 km/h to use third gear. However, it is better to use fourth or fifth gear, thus lowering the engine speed. The result: lower fuel consumption and significantly lower emissions.
Also, if you have a vehicle with a diesel engine, you should limit the gear change speed to a maximum of 2000 rpm. On the other hand, if you have a petrol car, do not exceed 2500 rpm before shifting into the next gear.
2) Maintain a stable speed
A vehicle maintained at a stable speed requires less energy to move. This reduces fuel consumption, and consequently its emissions of pollutants.
Cars with a powerful engine allow for more rapid acceleration and faster gear changes. This is not the way to drive economically. The main cause of excessive fuel consumption is sudden acceleration, which usually leads to sudden braking. Therefore, prefer a steady speed to limit your consumption.
3) Use of the engine brake
The anticipation mentioned above allows you to use your engine brake in the best conditions. How do you do this? Take your foot off the gas! When driving downhill and when road conditions allow it, taking your foot off the accelerator will allow your vehicle to benefit from the mechanical phenomenon caused when you stop accelerating! It is therefore your engine that brakes itself, quite simply! This way, you drive for free because your fuel consumption drops to zero!
4) Monitoring and maintenance of the vehicle
That's right! There are many maintenance parameters for your car that come into play when it comes to fuel consumption.
5) Monitoring of vehicle weight
The heavier your car is, the more fuel it consumes. So don't overload it unnecessarily. Roof boxes and other bike racks disrupt the aerodynamics and mass of the vehicle, resulting in higher fuel consumption and therefore increased CO2 emissions.
6) Speed and over-consumption
By reducing your speed by 10 km/h on long journeys, you can save up to one litre of fuel every 100 km/h. That's a big saving when you're on the road for a holiday, for example.
7) When we are at a standstill we favour start and stop!
As soon as the engine is idling for more than 30 seconds, it is best to simply turn it off. So, in traffic jams or at a long traffic light, don't hesitate to turn off your engine! It's much more profitable for you and much more environmentally friendly.
8) Monitor tyre size and pressure
Tyre pressure should always be monitored to ensure that there is always the amount of air recommended by the manufacturer. Incorrect geometry or regular oil changes are all factors that go hand in hand with economical driving!
9) Air conditioning consumption
Avoid overuse of air conditioning, which consumes about 1L/ 100
10) Installation and operation of the ECOFLEX-85® box
Before the first refuelling, the customer has to come in for a first diagnosis:
We will check the condition of the spark plugs, a pollution control, the customer must provide us with an updated technical control, the vehicle must not exceed 250,000 km (maintained). Drive with this box using: a first fill-up 20% E–85 80% Super,
Second full tank: 50% E-85 bioethanol and 50% Super,
Third full : 80% E-85 bioethanol and 20% Super
Fourth full : 100% E-85 bioethanol
After the fourth fill-up (once there is still 20% fuel) the customer must perform a final diagnostic.
During the winter period, in order to avoid starting problems, depending on the temperature, when it is lower than 10 degrees, the tank must be adapted by filling it with 50% E-85 bioethanol and 50% Super
Superethanol E85 conversion devices are compatible with all electronically injected petrol vehicles put into circulation since 2000. In the context of a conversion to Superethanol of a petrol vehicle using a Hydro Ecotech box.
The installation of a converter box must be done on a clean engine. In other words, your engine must be cleaned before installation. Depending on the condition of your vehicle, the engine must be decarbonised beforehand.
This depends on the number of kilometres you drive per year. For example, a vehicle that does 10,000 km/year will have made the conversion to E85 profitable in less than 9 months.
A vehicle converted to E85 will tend to consume about 15 to 20% more fuel. However, the significantly lower price of unleaded makes the conversion to E85 still very attractive.
Ideally, the vehicle should have had the spark plugs replaced, the oil changed and the air, fuel and oil filters changed before the intervention, or be less than 30,000 km old. The vehicle should not have more than 150,000 km and should be properly maintained.
How much What does it cost?
Adaptation begins at 699€. We are transparent about how we carry out our E85 conversions as our teams have over 10 years of experience in this field:
Reception of the customer's vehicle.
We diagnose your vehicle to see any defects. We check the health of the vehicle by carrying out a diagnosis of your vehicle.
Filling the tank with E85
Diagnose more gas readings once the adjustment is made.
Testimonials from our customers
Patented technology certified by the Ministry of Transport and offices Veritas