Flex Fuel Vehicles For Sale, FFV, e85, New & Used

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: Tahoe LT LIFTED 4x4 SUV 2013 4 d sport utility used vortec 5.3 l v 8 sfi flex fuel iron block automatic
Chevrolet: Tahoe LT LIFTED 4x4 SUV 2013 4 d sport utility used vortec 5.3 l v 8 sfi flex fuel iron block automatic
Chevrolet: Tahoe LT 4x4 LIFTED SUV 2012 4 d sport utility used vortec 5.3 l v 8 sfi flex fuel iron block automatic
Chevrolet: Tahoe LT 4x4 LIFTED SUV 2012 4 d sport utility used vortec 5.3 l v 8 sfi flex fuel iron block automatic
Ford: F-250 6.2L 4X4 11 f 250 lariat 6.2 l gas flex fuel rough country bully dog 4 x 4 lift carfax flares
Ford: F-250 6.2L 4X4 11 f 250 lariat 6.2 l gas flex fuel rough country bully dog 4 x 4 lift carfax flares
Chevrolet: Impala Flex Fuel 2007 chevy impala 4200
Chevrolet: Impala Flex Fuel 2007 chevy impala 4200
Buick: Lacrosse Leather Grou Leather Grou Ethanol - FFV 3.6L CD 7 Speakers AM FM radio: SiriusXM MP3 decoder
Buick: Lacrosse Leather Grou Leather Grou Ethanol - FFV 3.6L CD 7 Speakers AM FM radio: SiriusXM MP3 decoder
Chevrolet: Avalanche LTZ LTZ Ethanol - FFV 5.3L NAV CD 4X4 Air Suspension Tow Hitch Power Steering ABS
Chevrolet: Avalanche LTZ LTZ Ethanol - FFV 5.3L NAV CD 4X4 Air Suspension Tow Hitch Power Steering ABS
Ford: F-150 Platinum Ethanol - FFV 5.0L 4X4 Tow Hooks Power Steering 4-Wheel Disc Brakes ABS
Ford: F-150 Platinum Ethanol - FFV 5.0L 4X4 Tow Hooks Power Steering 4-Wheel Disc Brakes ABS
Ford: F-150 XLT RECENCY CUSTOM - XLT Ethanol - FFV New Truck 5.0L 302A Luxury
Ford: F-150 XLT RECENCY CUSTOM - XLT Ethanol - FFV New Truck 5.0L 302A Luxury
Ford: F-150 XLT XLT Ethanol - FFV New Truck 5.0L CD Equipment Group 302A Luxury GVWR: 7 Compass
Ford: F-150 XLT XLT Ethanol - FFV New Truck 5.0L CD Equipment Group 302A Luxury GVWR: 7 Compass
Dodge: Challenger Base Base Ethanol - FFV Coupe 3.6L CD Rear Wheel Drive Power Steering ABS MP3 Player
Dodge: Challenger Base Base Ethanol - FFV Coupe 3.6L CD Rear Wheel Drive Power Steering ABS MP3 Player
Toyota: Tundra Venom 5.7L V8 w FFV 2015 venom custom sr 5 5.7 l v 8 w ffv new 5.7 l v 8 32 v 4 x 4 pickup truck trd
Toyota: Tundra Venom 5.7L V8 w FFV 2015 venom custom sr 5 5.7 l v 8 w ffv new 5.7 l v 8 32 v 4 x 4 pickup truck trd
Toyota: Tundra Venom 5.7L V8 w FFV Custom 2015 Venom SR5 5.7L V8 w FFV New 5.7L V8 32V 4x4 Truck not raptor TRD 4wd
Toyota: Tundra Venom 5.7L V8 w FFV Custom 2015 Venom SR5 5.7L V8 w FFV New 5.7L V8 32V 4x4 Truck not raptor TRD 4wd
Ford: Expedition 2013 suv used gas ethanol v 8 5.4 l 330 6 speed automatic ethanol ffv rwd black
Ford: Expedition 2013 suv used gas ethanol v 8 5.4 l 330 6 speed automatic ethanol ffv rwd black
Chevrolet: Tahoe LT SUV 4-Door Automatic 6-Speed V8 5.3L 2015 chevrolet tahoe lt automatic 6 speed 4 x 2 v 8 5.3 l flex fuel vehicle
Chevrolet: Tahoe LT SUV 4-Door Automatic 6-Speed V8 5.3L 2015 chevrolet tahoe lt automatic 6 speed 4 x 2 v 8 5.3 l flex fuel vehicle
Toyota: Tundra CrewMax 5.7L FFV V8 6-Spd AT 1794 (GS) CrewMax 5.7L FFV V8 6-Spd AT 1794 (GS) Toyota Tundra CrewMax 1794 Edition Low Mi
Toyota: Tundra CrewMax 5.7L FFV V8 6-Spd AT 1794 (GS) CrewMax 5.7L FFV V8 6-Spd AT 1794 (GS) Toyota Tundra CrewMax 1794 Edition Low Mi
Ford: Crown Victoria Police Interceptor Sedan 4-Door 2010 ford crown victoria 4.6 l v 8 flex fuel
Ford: Crown Victoria Police Interceptor Sedan 4-Door 2010 ford crown victoria 4.6 l v 8 flex fuel
Dodge: Ram 1500 SLT LONGBED AUTOMATIC CRUISE FLEX FUEL V8 RWD CPO NIADA CERTIFIED CPO WARRANTY AUTO LONGBOX SLT CRUISE FLEX V8 0 ACCIDENTS CARFAX
Dodge: Ram 1500 SLT LONGBED AUTOMATIC CRUISE FLEX FUEL V8 RWD CPO NIADA CERTIFIED CPO WARRANTY AUTO LONGBOX SLT CRUISE FLEX V8 0 ACCIDENTS CARFAX
Jeep: Grand Cherokee Limited**NAVIGATION***FLEX FUEL***PANORAMIC ROOF*** 2015 jeep limited navigation flex fuel panoramic roof
Jeep: Grand Cherokee Limited**NAVIGATION***FLEX FUEL***PANORAMIC ROOF*** 2015 jeep limited navigation flex fuel panoramic roof
Chevrolet: Silverado 1500 4x4 Crew Cab LT LIFTED 2012 pickup truck used vortec 5.3 l v 8 sfi vvt flex fuel automatic 4 wd black
Chevrolet: Silverado 1500 4x4 Crew Cab LT LIFTED 2012 pickup truck used vortec 5.3 l v 8 sfi vvt flex fuel automatic 4 wd black
GMC: Sierra 1500 4x4 Crew Cab SLT LIFTED 2014 4 d crew cab used ecotec 3 5.3 l v 8 flex fuel automatic 4 wd black
GMC: Sierra 1500 4x4 Crew Cab SLT LIFTED 2014 4 d crew cab used ecotec 3 5.3 l v 8 flex fuel automatic 4 wd black
GMC: Sierra 1500 4x4 Crew Cab SLT LIFTED 2014 4 d crew cab used ecotec 3 5.3 l v 8 flex fuel automatic 4 wd leather red
GMC: Sierra 1500 4x4 Crew Cab SLT LIFTED 2014 4 d crew cab used ecotec 3 5.3 l v 8 flex fuel automatic 4 wd leather red


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

May 2, 2016