The 2019 Ford F-250 SuperDuty is just one of the many models of flex fuel vehicles (FFV) available today that are capable of running on fuel blends containing up to 85 percent ethanol (E85), according to the Renewable Fuels Association’s latest FFV brochure.
More than 24 million vehicles on U.S. roads today are E85 compatible and the brochure compiles the FFV models available in the current model year (MY2019), as well as previous years going back as far as MY1998.
According to the brochure, for MY2019, Ford/Lincoln/Mercury led the pack with 12 FFV models available, followed by General Motors with 11 FFV models available and FCA (Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep) with five models. Additionally, automakers Mercedes-Benz offers two, while Nissan and Toyota each offer one. All of the data used in the brochure was collected directly from the automakers.
“There are now approximately 4,500 retail stations throughout the country that offer E85 or other ethanol flex fuel blends, at least 500 more than last year and growing every week,” said RFA Vice President of Industry Relations Robert White. “This new brochure will help educate consumers about FFV availability, putting them in the driver’s seat when it comes to fuel choice. E85 is a cleaner, higher octane fuel and more consumers are gaining access to the fuel every year,” he added.