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Ethanol, E85, Flex Fuel…What Does It All Mean?


Ethanol and E85
Where can you fill up?
Where can you fill up?

Ethanol and E85 were the buzzwords a few years ago but now nearly gone from marketing presentations and press conferences. Competing with an image of a starving migrant farm worker claiming E85 fuel was making the price of tortillas skyrocket was a tough PR fight. Manufacturers, however, still include FFV powertrains in their respective lineups as the E85 infrastructure has developed in recent years thanks in part to key investments from them.

And let me leave you with a fun fact I did not know: Henry Ford’s Model T was the first commercially available flexible fuel vehicle as it ran on gasoline, ethanol, or any blend of the two.


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