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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 : Silverado 1500 LT LT Ethanol - FFV 4.3L CD 4X4 Power Steering ABS 4-Wheel Disc Brakes Tow Hooks
Chevrolet : Silverado 1500 LT LT Ethanol - FFV 4.3L CD 4X4 Power Steering ABS 4-Wheel Disc Brakes Tow Hooks
Toyota : Tundra 5.7L FFV LIFTED 4x4 Truck 4 wd finance texas bluetooth navigation v 8 automatic carfax certified
Toyota : Tundra 5.7L FFV LIFTED 4x4 Truck 4 wd finance texas bluetooth navigation v 8 automatic carfax certified
Chevrolet : Silverado 1500 LT Ext Cab LIFTED 4x4 Work Truck 4 wd finance flex fuel texas v 8 bluetooth automatic carfax certified new wheels
Chevrolet : Silverado 1500 LT Ext Cab LIFTED 4x4 Work Truck 4 wd finance flex fuel texas v 8 bluetooth automatic carfax certified new wheels
GMC : Sierra 1500 SLE Crew Cab LIFTED 4x4 Truck 4 wd finance net direct texas v 8 flex fuel automatic new wheels tires
GMC : Sierra 1500 SLE Crew Cab LIFTED 4x4 Truck 4 wd finance net direct texas v 8 flex fuel automatic new wheels tires
Chevrolet : Express G2500 2013 chevrolet express 2500 van like new 34 k miles reg flex fuel
Chevrolet : Express G2500 2013 chevrolet express 2500 van like new 34 k miles reg flex fuel
Toyota : Tundra CrewMax 5.7L FFV V8 6-Speed Automatic 2012 toyota tundra crewmax 5.7 l 4 x 4 rock warrior rare
Toyota : Tundra CrewMax 5.7L FFV V8 6-Speed Automatic 2012 toyota tundra crewmax 5.7 l 4 x 4 rock warrior rare
Mercury : Grand Marquis LS LS Ethanol - FFV 4.6L CD Traction Control Rear Wheel Drive Temporary Spare Tire
Mercury : Grand Marquis LS LS Ethanol - FFV 4.6L CD Traction Control Rear Wheel Drive Temporary Spare Tire
Cadillac : Escalade Base Base Ethanol - FFV SUV 6.2L NAV CD AM FM Stereo w Navigation XM NavTraffic
Cadillac : Escalade Base Base Ethanol - FFV SUV 6.2L NAV CD AM FM Stereo w Navigation XM NavTraffic
Chevrolet : Tahoe LT LIFTED 4x4 SUV 4 wd chevy finance v 8 flex fuel new wheels tires leather dvd 3 rd row
Chevrolet : Tahoe LT LIFTED 4x4 SUV 4 wd chevy finance v 8 flex fuel new wheels tires leather dvd 3 rd row
Chevrolet : Tahoe LTZ 2008 ltz ethanol ffv suv 5.3 l 4 x 4 air suspension tow hitch power steering abs
Chevrolet : Tahoe LTZ 2008 ltz ethanol ffv suv 5.3 l 4 x 4 air suspension tow hitch power steering abs
Ford : F-150 Platinum 2010 platinum ethanol ffv 5.4 l 4 x 4 tow hitch tow hooks lifted fog lamps
Ford : F-150 Platinum 2010 platinum ethanol ffv 5.4 l 4 x 4 tow hitch tow hooks lifted fog lamps
Ford : Expedition Limited Limited Ethanol - FFV SUV 5.4L CD 4X4 Tow Hitch Tow Hooks Power Steering ABS
Ford : Expedition Limited Limited Ethanol - FFV SUV 5.4L CD 4X4 Tow Hitch Tow Hooks Power Steering ABS
Nissan : Titan 2009 nissan titan xe king cab 5.6 v 8 flex fuel southern truck
Nissan : Titan 2009 nissan titan xe king cab 5.6 v 8 flex fuel southern truck
Ford : Fusion SEL SEL- FFV 3.0L,   Leather,   1 Owner,   Low Miles,   Just Serviced-Vacation Ready!
Ford : Fusion SEL SEL- FFV 3.0L, Leather, 1 Owner, Low Miles, Just Serviced-Vacation Ready!
Ford : Focus SE 2.0 l flex fuel 1 owner low miles clean just serviced vacation ready
Ford : Focus SE 2.0 l flex fuel 1 owner low miles clean just serviced vacation ready
Ford : E-Series Van E-150 Commer 2014 ford econoline e 150 commercial cargo van 4.6 l v 8 ffv 4 spd auto warranty
Ford : E-Series Van E-150 Commer 2014 ford econoline e 150 commercial cargo van 4.6 l v 8 ffv 4 spd auto warranty
Chevrolet : Suburban LT 2011 chevrolet suburban lt texas edition 5.3 l v 8 flex fuel leather side steps
Chevrolet : Suburban LT 2011 chevrolet suburban lt texas edition 5.3 l v 8 flex fuel leather side steps
GMC : Yukon XL 2006 gmc yukon xl awd 4 x 4 dvd player tow package leather nice suv flex fuel
GMC : Yukon XL 2006 gmc yukon xl awd 4 x 4 dvd player tow package leather nice suv flex fuel
Chevrolet : Silverado 2500 Ext Cab LIFTED 4x4 Work Truck 4 wd finance texas heavy duty automatic v 8 flex fuel net direct new wheels tires
Chevrolet : Silverado 2500 Ext Cab LIFTED 4x4 Work Truck 4 wd finance texas heavy duty automatic v 8 flex fuel net direct new wheels tires
Ford : F-250 XL SuperCab LIFTED 4x4 Truck 4 wd finance texas super duty flex fuel 6.2 l v 8 new wheels tires automatic
Ford : F-250 XL SuperCab LIFTED 4x4 Truck 4 wd finance texas super duty flex fuel 6.2 l v 8 new wheels tires automatic
Chevrolet : Silverado 2500 Work Truck Crew Cab LIFTED 4x4 4 wd chevy truck new rims tires flex fuel vortec v 8 automatic texas finance
Chevrolet : Silverado 2500 Work Truck Crew Cab LIFTED 4x4 4 wd chevy truck new rims tires flex fuel vortec v 8 automatic texas finance


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

April 26, 2015