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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.

Toyota : Tundra Dbl 5.7L FFV V8 6-Speed Automatic LTD Toyota Tundra Dbl 5.7L FFV V8 6-Speed Automatic LTD Low Miles 4 dr Crew Cab Truc
Toyota : Tundra Dbl 5.7L FFV V8 6-Speed Automatic LTD Toyota Tundra Dbl 5.7L FFV V8 6-Speed Automatic LTD Low Miles 4 dr Crew Cab Truc
Jeep : Grand Cherokee Laredo w  Le Laredo w  Le Ethanol - FFV SUV 3.6L Leather CD 4X4 air conditioning power seats
Jeep : Grand Cherokee Laredo w Le Laredo w Le Ethanol - FFV SUV 3.6L Leather CD 4X4 air conditioning power seats
Chevrolet : Silverado 1500 LT LT Ethanol - FFV 5.3L OnStar CD 4X4 air conditioning power seat power mirrors
Chevrolet : Silverado 1500 LT LT Ethanol - FFV 5.3L OnStar CD 4X4 air conditioning power seat power mirrors
Chevrolet : Suburban LT | Bose Audio,  8 Passenger,  Power Liftgate 11 chevy suburban lt black 4 x 4 heavy duty trailer pkg flex fuel luxury pkg
Chevrolet : Suburban LT | Bose Audio, 8 Passenger, Power Liftgate 11 chevy suburban lt black 4 x 4 heavy duty trailer pkg flex fuel luxury pkg
Toyota : Tundra 4WD CrewMax 5.7L FFV V8 6-Spd AT SR5 LIFTED 2014 TOYOTA TUNDRA CREWMAX SR5 4X4...LIFTED TOYOTA TUNDRA CREWMAX SR5
Toyota : Tundra 4WD CrewMax 5.7L FFV V8 6-Spd AT SR5 LIFTED 2014 TOYOTA TUNDRA CREWMAX SR5 4X4...LIFTED TOYOTA TUNDRA CREWMAX SR5
Ford : F-150 SVT RAPTOR 2010 raptor svt flex fuel lux pkg navi w sony sound sat radio led lighting
Ford : F-150 SVT RAPTOR 2010 raptor svt flex fuel lux pkg navi w sony sound sat radio led lighting
Chevrolet : Tahoe LTZ LTZ Ethanol - FFV New SUV 5.3L CD CRYSTAL RED TINTCOAT LPO  CARGO NET Tow Hitch
Chevrolet : Tahoe LTZ LTZ Ethanol - FFV New SUV 5.3L CD CRYSTAL RED TINTCOAT LPO CARGO NET Tow Hitch
Ford : Explorer Sport Trac XLS XLS Ethanol - FFV SUV 4.0L CD GVWR: 5 660 lbs Payload Package AM FM radio
Ford : Explorer Sport Trac XLS XLS Ethanol - FFV SUV 4.0L CD GVWR: 5 660 lbs Payload Package AM FM radio
GMC : Sierra 1500 SLT SLT Ethanol - FFV New Truck 5.3L CD Preferred Equipment Group 4SA MP3 decoder
GMC : Sierra 1500 SLT SLT Ethanol - FFV New Truck 5.3L CD Preferred Equipment Group 4SA MP3 decoder
Ford : F-150 King Ranch Crew Cab 4x4 2015 navigation leather heated cooled sunroof v 8 ffv vernon auto group
Ford : F-150 King Ranch Crew Cab 4x4 2015 navigation leather heated cooled sunroof v 8 ffv vernon auto group
Ford : Taurus SEDAN 4 DOOR 2000 ford taurus police vehicle white 114061 miles flex fuel
Ford : Taurus SEDAN 4 DOOR 2000 ford taurus police vehicle white 114061 miles flex fuel
Ford : Fusion SE Sedan 4-Door 3.0 flex fuel v 6 6 speed selectshift auto 18 wheels exhaust tint fog light
Ford : Fusion SE Sedan 4-Door 3.0 flex fuel v 6 6 speed selectshift auto 18 wheels exhaust tint fog light
Mercedes-Benz : C-Class C300 DEMO CAR - Premium 1 Pkg - C300 Ethanol - FFV 3.5L
Mercedes-Benz : C-Class C300 DEMO CAR - Premium 1 Pkg - C300 Ethanol - FFV 3.5L
Mercedes-Benz : C-Class C300 C300 Ethanol - FFV 3.5L CD Premium 1 Package iPod MP3 Bluetooth
Mercedes-Benz : C-Class C300 C300 Ethanol - FFV 3.5L CD Premium 1 Package iPod MP3 Bluetooth
Chevrolet : Tahoe LT 4WD 2011 chevrolet tahoe lt 4 wd flex fuel
Chevrolet : Tahoe LT 4WD 2011 chevrolet tahoe lt 4 wd flex fuel
Chevrolet : Suburban LS LS Ethanol - FFV SUV 5.3L PA INSPECTED till 12 15
Chevrolet : Suburban LS LS Ethanol - FFV SUV 5.3L PA INSPECTED till 12 15
Ford : F-150 XLT Texas Edition Extended Cab 4x4 2015 gray cloth rear camera auxiliary input 5.0 l v 8 ffv vernon auto group
Ford : F-150 XLT Texas Edition Extended Cab 4x4 2015 gray cloth rear camera auxiliary input 5.0 l v 8 ffv vernon auto group
Chevrolet : Silverado 1500 LT LT Ethanol - FFV Truck 5.3L CD Heavy-Duty Handling Trailering Suspension Package
Chevrolet : Silverado 1500 LT LT Ethanol - FFV Truck 5.3L CD Heavy-Duty Handling Trailering Suspension Package
Ford : Escape Limited Limited Ethanol - FFV SUV 3.0L CD 4X4 Power Steering Front Disc Rear Drum Brakes
Ford : Escape Limited Limited Ethanol - FFV SUV 3.0L CD 4X4 Power Steering Front Disc Rear Drum Brakes
Chevrolet : Suburban LTZ 2009 chevrolet suburban ltz 4 x 4 navigation power flex fuel new tires loaded
Chevrolet : Suburban LTZ 2009 chevrolet suburban ltz 4 x 4 navigation power flex fuel new tires loaded
Ford : F-150 Lariat Crew Cab 2WD 2015 navigation leather heated cooled remote start v 8 ffv vernon auto group
Ford : F-150 Lariat Crew Cab 2WD 2015 navigation leather heated cooled remote start v 8 ffv vernon auto group


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

January 30, 2015