More than 21 million automobiles on U.S. roadways today are flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs), which can run on fuel blends containing up to 85% ethanol (E85). Is your vehicle one of them? Finding out is easy, thanks to a new brochure released by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). The brochure compiles all of the FFV models available in the current model year (MY2017), as well as previous model years going back as far as MY1999. The RFA brochure lists only those FFV models that are available for purchase by both individual consumers and fleet managers, a key difference from other lists that do not distinguish what models are actually available to consumers.
For MY2017, General Motors leads the pack with 17 FFV model offerings, followed by Ford/Lincoln/Mercury with 12 FFV models available and Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep with nine. Toyota offers two FFV models for MY2017, while Audi and Mercedes-Benz each offer three MY2017 FFVs. All the data used in the brochure was collected directly from the automakers.
“There are more than 3,600 retail stations across the country offering higher ethanol blends. This brochure can help consumers who want to take advantage of higher-level ethanol blends in their vehicles, and for retailers to educate their customers about the capabilities of their vehicles,” said RFA Vice President of Industry Relations Robert White. “Ethanol is the cleanest, most affordable, highest octane fuel source on the planet today. Now consumers don’t have to wonder if they can use higher-octane flexible fuels like E20, E30 or E85; they have an easy-to-use guide that makes it clear.”
In addition, every vehicle on the road today is approved to use at least 10% ethanol blends (E10), and those built since 2001 are legally approved to use 15% blends (E15).
To view a copy of the FFV brochure, click here.