RFA Brings Flex Fuel Plug-In Hybrid EV to #Classic23

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association showed off its new 2022 Ford Escape Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) at the Commodity Classic in Orlando last week, right down the road from where it debuted at the National Ethanol Conference the week before. The concept is to use this vehicle to demonstrate that ethanol (E85) and electricity can jointly power today’s vehicles.

Students at the University of Nebraska’s Husker Motorsports Team assisted RFA’s VP for Industry Relations Robert White with the conversion to flex fuel using a kit from eFlexFuel. “It’s a pretty phenomenal vehicle,” said White. “There’s a little electricity to get you going but with the eleven gallons of liquid fuel we now have an electric vehicle with a range of over 400 miles.”

Learn more about the vehicle in this interview with White and see it on display this year at a number of events including the Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Farm Progress Show.
Classic 23 interview with Robert White, RFA (7:08)

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