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What is flex fuel?

There are various fuel and energy alternatives to gasoline that are commonly known as flex fuels. The "flex" or flexible part is meant to describe a vehicle that is capable of running on more than one type of fuel, so it is probably more precise to refer to the fuels and alternative fuels. Fuel for our purposes is any material capable of combustion in an internal combustion engine. e85 is a flex fuel that is 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline. A vehicle is configured mechanically, electronically, in fuel delivery and timing specifically for e85.

Why consider alternative fuels? As the cost of a barrel of oil increases, so does the cost of each gallon of gasoline, and that means it costs us more to drive and it costs us more for everything else we buy that has to travel, no matter if it has come from half-way around the globe or just from the other side of town. As we have seen, some of this increase in cost is due to market forces (competition (or lack of competition), supply, government regulation, taxes, etc), but much of the time, the increase is due purely to speculation.

Chevrolet: Suburban Ltz 2013 suv used gas ethanol v 8 5.3 l 323 6 speed automatic ethanol ffv rwd black
Chevrolet: Suburban Ltz 2013 suv used gas ethanol v 8 5.3 l 323 6 speed automatic ethanol ffv rwd black
Ford: Explorer XLT 4dr SUV SUV 4-Door Automatic 6-Speed V6 3.5L 2015 ford explorer xlt 4 dr suv automatic 6 speed fwd v 6 3.5 l flex fuel vehicle
Ford: Explorer XLT 4dr SUV SUV 4-Door Automatic 6-Speed V6 3.5L 2015 ford explorer xlt 4 dr suv automatic 6 speed fwd v 6 3.5 l flex fuel vehicle
Dodge: Grand Caravan Express 2011 dodge grand caravan express flex fuel v 6 3 rd row seat 7 passngr inspected
Dodge: Grand Caravan Express 2011 dodge grand caravan express flex fuel v 6 3 rd row seat 7 passngr inspected
Ford: F-150 XLT 2013 ford f 150 xlt 18071 miles tuxedo black metallic 4 d supercrew 5.0 l v 8 ffv 6
Ford: F-150 XLT 2013 ford f 150 xlt 18071 miles tuxedo black metallic 4 d supercrew 5.0 l v 8 ffv 6
GMC: Sierra 1500 SLE Crew Cab 4WD 2011 gmc sierra 1500 sle crew cab 4 wd 31944 miles red 5.3 l v 8 ohv 16 v ffv autom
GMC: Sierra 1500 SLE Crew Cab 4WD 2011 gmc sierra 1500 sle crew cab 4 wd 31944 miles red 5.3 l v 8 ohv 16 v ffv autom
Chevrolet: Avalanche LT 4WD 2007 chevrolet avalanche lt 4 wd 106691 miles red 5.3 l v 8 ohv 16 v ffv automatic
Chevrolet: Avalanche LT 4WD 2007 chevrolet avalanche lt 4 wd 106691 miles red 5.3 l v 8 ohv 16 v ffv automatic
GMC: Sierra 1500 SLE Ext. Cab 4WD 2013 gmc sierra 1500 sle ext cab 4 wd 22686 miles gray 5.3 l v 8 ohv 16 v ffv auto
GMC: Sierra 1500 SLE Ext. Cab 4WD 2013 gmc sierra 1500 sle ext cab 4 wd 22686 miles gray 5.3 l v 8 ohv 16 v ffv auto
GMC: Yukon SLT1 4WD 2011 gmc yukon slt 1 4 wd 109874 miles silver 5.3 l v 8 ohv 16 v ffv automatic
GMC: Yukon SLT1 4WD 2011 gmc yukon slt 1 4 wd 109874 miles silver 5.3 l v 8 ohv 16 v ffv automatic
Jeep: Wrangler Unlimited Sport 4WD 2014 jeep wrangler unlimited sport 4 wd 25118 miles silver 3.6 l v 6 dohc 24 v ffv
Jeep: Wrangler Unlimited Sport 4WD 2014 jeep wrangler unlimited sport 4 wd 25118 miles silver 3.6 l v 6 dohc 24 v ffv
GMC: Sierra 1500 SLE Crew Cab 4WD 2012 gmc sierra 1500 sle crew cab 4 wd 60288 miles gray 5.3 l v 8 ohv 16 v ffv auto
GMC: Sierra 1500 SLE Crew Cab 4WD 2012 gmc sierra 1500 sle crew cab 4 wd 60288 miles gray 5.3 l v 8 ohv 16 v ffv auto
Ford: F-150 XLT SuperCab 4WD 2010 ford f 150 xlt supercab 4 wd 105129 miles blue 5.4 l v 8 sohc 24 v ffv automat
Ford: F-150 XLT SuperCab 4WD 2010 ford f 150 xlt supercab 4 wd 105129 miles blue 5.4 l v 8 sohc 24 v ffv automat
Chevrolet: Tahoe LT 2WD 2007 chevrolet tahoe lt 2 wd 99750 miles black 5.3 l v 8 ohv 16 v ffv automatic
Chevrolet: Tahoe LT 2WD 2007 chevrolet tahoe lt 2 wd 99750 miles black 5.3 l v 8 ohv 16 v ffv automatic
Chevrolet: Tahoe LTZ 4WD 2011 chevrolet tahoe ltz 4 wd 101865 miles maroon 5.3 l v 8 ohv 16 v ffv automatic
Chevrolet: Tahoe LTZ 4WD 2011 chevrolet tahoe ltz 4 wd 101865 miles maroon 5.3 l v 8 ohv 16 v ffv automatic
Chevrolet: Captiva Sport 1LT FWD 2013 chevrolet captiva sport 1 lt fwd 57560 miles black 2.4 l l 4 dohc 16 v ffv aut
Chevrolet: Captiva Sport 1LT FWD 2013 chevrolet captiva sport 1 lt fwd 57560 miles black 2.4 l l 4 dohc 16 v ffv aut
Chevrolet: Impala LS 2006 chevrolet impala ls 85918 miles gray 3.5 l v 6 ohv 16 v ffv automatic
Chevrolet: Impala LS 2006 chevrolet impala ls 85918 miles gray 3.5 l v 6 ohv 16 v ffv automatic
Ford: Ranger Edge 3.0 2WD 2003 ford ranger edge 3.0 2 wd 110125 miles black 3.0 l v 6 ohv 12 v ffv automatic
Ford: Ranger Edge 3.0 2WD 2003 ford ranger edge 3.0 2 wd 110125 miles black 3.0 l v 6 ohv 12 v ffv automatic
Ford: Explorer Sport Trac XLT Sport Utility 4-Door Ethanol - FFV SUV 4.0L CD Rear Wheel Drive Conventional Spare Tire ABS A C
Ford: Explorer Sport Trac XLT Sport Utility 4-Door Ethanol - FFV SUV 4.0L CD Rear Wheel Drive Conventional Spare Tire ABS A C
GMC: Yukon 2011 gmc yukon 102517 miles pearl vortec 6.2 l flex fuel v 8 403 hp 417 ft lbs a
GMC: Yukon 2011 gmc yukon 102517 miles pearl vortec 6.2 l flex fuel v 8 403 hp 417 ft lbs a
GMC: Sierra 1500 SLT Crew Cab 4WD 2006 gmc sierra 1500 slt crew cab 4 wd 89129 miles pewter 5.3 l v 8 ohv 16 v ffv au
GMC: Sierra 1500 SLT Crew Cab 4WD 2006 gmc sierra 1500 slt crew cab 4 wd 89129 miles pewter 5.3 l v 8 ohv 16 v ffv au
Ford: F-150 4x4 SuperCrew XLT LIFTED 2015 4 d supercrew used 5.0 l v 8 ffv 6 speed automatic electronic 4 wd blue
Ford: F-150 4x4 SuperCrew XLT LIFTED 2015 4 d supercrew used 5.0 l v 8 ffv 6 speed automatic electronic 4 wd blue
Jeep: Grand Cherokee Laredo 2013 suv used gas ethanol v 6 3.6 l 220 5 speed automatic ethanol ffv 4 wd
Jeep: Grand Cherokee Laredo 2013 suv used gas ethanol v 6 3.6 l 220 5 speed automatic ethanol ffv 4 wd


What does flex fuel mean? The term Alternative Fuels has specific meaning as defined by the 1992 Energy Policy Act.

1992 Energy Policy Alternative Flex Fuels:

  • Alcohols; Methanol, Ethanol e85 (denatured) and other alcohols
  • 85% or higher blends of alcohols and 15% or less of gasoline (or other fuels)
  • Natural Gas (and other liquids fuels that can be produced from domestic sources of Natural Gas)
  • Propane (LPG - liquefied petroleum gas)
  • Liquid fuels produced from coal
  • Hydrogen
  • Electricity
  • Biodiesel
  • Other fuels (not alcohol) produced from biological processes
  • P-Series fuels

Flex Fuel Vehicles and Energy Independence


If you and I had a contract that required you to park a truck-load of gasoline at my front door 3 months from today, how confident would you be that civil unrest in Saudi Arabia would not effect your profits? Remember, we have already agreed on the price. So every time there is some kind of crisis in the middle east, the cost of oil goes up because of the future contracts yet to be signed and fulfilled.

According to the U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE), 28% of U.S. energy needs are for transportation and 94% of that energy comes from petroleum. The other 6% comes from Natural Gas and Renewable energy sources (3% each). They also claim that a net 24% of U.S. energy needs were imported during 2009. This is a decrease from 2007 which was 29%. Much of this decrease has been due to the economic recession, and not due to the use of alternative fuels and conservation measures.

DOE also reports that during 2009, 9,013,000 barrels of crude oil per day were imported into the U.S. and that 5,361,000 barrels of crude oil were produced per day for a total of 14,374,000 barrels of crude oil per day (63% from imports, 37% from domestic production).

So if 94% of the energy needed for transportation in the U.S. is from petroleum and 63% of petroleum is imported, then 59% or 8,512,283 barrels per day were imported for transportation in the U.S. in 2009. If these numbers seem fantastically unbelievable, think about it this way; a barrel of oil is 42 gallons, so total gallons divided by approximately 308 million people in the U.S. at 2.59 people per household, is about 3 gallons per household per day that is imported. So if our goal is to replace the energy we buy from foreign sources, 3 gallons per household per day doesn't seem like an impossible task.

Obviously all the fuel used for transportation is not used by families in personal their cars. Fuel is used for all types of transportation (airplanes, cars, buses, trucks and trains) as the stores are stocked and mail, packages and products are delivered. It even takes fuel to transport crude oil to refineries and deliver gasoline to gas stations. But any options we have for flex fuel sources helps reduce dependence on foreign oil, and if these sources were dependable, it will also help reduce the total cost of energy.

1992 Energy Policy Act

Flex Fuel Gas Stations - U.S. Dept of Energy Alternative Fuel Station Locator

August 30, 2016