What is Flex Fuel E85?
It’s a blend of up to 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline specially formulated for use in Flex Fuel Vehicles (FFVs).
What is ethanol?
Ethanol is a domestically produced renewable fuel made from fermented grains, sugars, agricultural waste or other biomass.
What’s a Flex Fuel Vehicle (FFV)?
Also called FFVs, these are cars and trucks engineered by the auto manufacturers to run on either regular unleaded gasoline or any blend containing up to 85% ethanol.
What’s the advantage of using Flex Fuel E85?
There are several benefits:
- Flex Fuel E85 is generally priced less per gallon than gasoline.
- It burns cleaner for improved air quality and reduces harmful greenhouse gas emissions.
- It has higher octane than gasoline.
- It’s made in America. The ethanol industry supports over 350,000 American jobs and reduces our dependency on foreign oil.
Can I expect better vehicle performance with Flex Fuel E85?
According to the Renewable Fuels Association, Flex Fuel E85 is a high-octane product that increases horsepower and reduces engine
knocking and pinging. The ethanol content can reduce fuel system build-up to keep your engine clean. In colder climates it also helps prevent
gas line freezes.
Can I mix Regular Gasoline with Flex Fuel E85?
Yes, if you have an FFV, you can switch between fuels of any ratio.
Can I use Flex Fuel E85 in my vehicle?
FFVs have been manufactured and sold by automakers for the past 10 years. There are over 21 million FFVs on the road in the U.S. including sedans, compacts, minivans, trucks and SUVs, and automakers are producing more new models each year. The best way to find out if your vehicle is Flex Fuel E85-compatible is to consult your owner’s manual.
You might also:
- Check your fuel door for a special label
- Look for a special yellow gas cap
- Look for an exterior FFV badge
- View a current list of Flex Fuel E85-compatbile vehicles
Where can I learn more about Flex Fuel E85 and Alternative Fuels?
Visit these websites to learn more: