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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.

2009 Chevrolet Tahoe LT w 1LT 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe LT w 1LT SUV Automatic Summit White Flex Fuel Capability V8
2009 Chevrolet Tahoe LT w 1LT 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe LT w 1LT SUV Automatic Summit White Flex Fuel Capability V8
2011 GMC Yukon SLT 2011 GMC Yukon SLT SUV Automatic Summit White Flex Fuel Capability V8 5.3L 323
2011 GMC Yukon SLT 2011 GMC Yukon SLT SUV Automatic Summit White Flex Fuel Capability V8 5.3L 323
2012 GMC Savana LT G3500 Extended 2012 GMC Savana LT G3500 Extended 16190 Miles White  6.0L V8 OHV 16V FFV Automat
2012 GMC Savana LT G3500 Extended 2012 GMC Savana LT G3500 Extended 16190 Miles White 6.0L V8 OHV 16V FFV Automat
2011 Ford F-150 XLT - CREW CAB - 5.0 V8 FLEX FUEL - CLEAN CARFAX 2011 FORD F-150 "XLT" CREW CAB - TEXAS EDITION - 5.0 V8 - ACCIDENT FREE CARFAX
2011 Ford F-150 XLT - CREW CAB - 5.0 V8 FLEX FUEL - CLEAN CARFAX 2011 FORD F-150 "XLT" CREW CAB - TEXAS EDITION - 5.0 V8 - ACCIDENT FREE CARFAX
2012 Toyota Tundra CREW 4WD FFV V8 5 2012 CREW 4WD FFV V8 5 Used 5.7L V8 32V Automatic 4WD Pickup Truck Premium
2012 Toyota Tundra CREW 4WD FFV V8 5 2012 CREW 4WD FFV V8 5 Used 5.7L V8 32V Automatic 4WD Pickup Truck Premium
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe PPV Police 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe PPV Police 131337 Miles Blue SUV RWD 5.3L V8 OHV 16V FFV Au
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe PPV Police 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe PPV Police 131337 Miles Blue SUV RWD 5.3L V8 OHV 16V FFV Au
2016 Ford F-150  2016 Gray Cloth 20s Chrome SYNC Bluetooth Rear Camera V8 FFV Vernon Auto Group
2016 Ford F-150 2016 Gray Cloth 20s Chrome SYNC Bluetooth Rear Camera V8 FFV Vernon Auto Group
2016 Ford F-150  2016 Gray Cloth Rear Camera 20s Chrome SYNC Bluetooth V8 FFV
2016 Ford F-150 2016 Gray Cloth Rear Camera 20s Chrome SYNC Bluetooth V8 FFV
2016 Ford F-150  2016 Bluetooth Rear Camera Heated Cooled Leather V8 FFV Vernon Auto Group
2016 Ford F-150 2016 Bluetooth Rear Camera Heated Cooled Leather V8 FFV Vernon Auto Group
2009 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 4WD 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 4WD 64176 Miles Gray Sport Utility 5.3L V8 OHV 16V FFV 6
2009 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 4WD 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe LS 4WD 64176 Miles Gray Sport Utility 5.3L V8 OHV 16V FFV 6
2010 Chevrolet Tahoe PPV RWD 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe PPV RWD 132356 Miles Blue SUV RWD 5.3L V8 OHV 16V FFV Autom
2010 Chevrolet Tahoe PPV RWD 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe PPV RWD 132356 Miles Blue SUV RWD 5.3L V8 OHV 16V FFV Autom
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe PPV Police 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe PPV Police 125714 Miles Blue SUV RWD 5.3L V8 OHV 16V FFV Au
2011 Chevrolet Tahoe PPV Police 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe PPV Police 125714 Miles Blue SUV RWD 5.3L V8 OHV 16V FFV Au
2011 Chevrolet Caprice Police 2011 Chevrolet Caprice Police 73940 Miles Black SEDAN 4-DR 6.0L V8 FFV Automatic
2011 Chevrolet Caprice Police 2011 Chevrolet Caprice Police 73940 Miles Black SEDAN 4-DR 6.0L V8 FFV Automatic
2013 Chevrolet Caprice Police 2013 Chevrolet Caprice Police 50396 Miles Black SEDAN 4-DR 6.0L V8 FFV 6-Speed A
2013 Chevrolet Caprice Police 2013 Chevrolet Caprice Police 50396 Miles Black SEDAN 4-DR 6.0L V8 FFV 6-Speed A
2012 Chevrolet Caprice Police 2012 Chevrolet Caprice Police 58864 Miles Black SEDAN 4-DR 6.0L V8 FFV 6-Speed A
2012 Chevrolet Caprice Police 2012 Chevrolet Caprice Police 58864 Miles Black SEDAN 4-DR 6.0L V8 FFV 6-Speed A
2011 Chevrolet Caprice Police 2011 Chevrolet Caprice Police 30870 Miles Black SEDAN 4-DR 6.0L V8 FFV Automatic
2011 Chevrolet Caprice Police 2011 Chevrolet Caprice Police 30870 Miles Black SEDAN 4-DR 6.0L V8 FFV Automatic
2016 Ford F-150  2016 Gray Cloth 17s Aluminum SYNC Bluetooth V6 FFV Vernon Auto Group
2016 Ford F-150 2016 Gray Cloth 17s Aluminum SYNC Bluetooth V6 FFV Vernon Auto Group
2013 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ SUV Automatic White Diamond Tricoat Flex Fuel Capabilit
2013 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ SUV Automatic White Diamond Tricoat Flex Fuel Capabilit
2005 Chevrolet Suburban Z71 2005 Chevrolet Suburban Z71 SUV Automatic Black Flex Fuel Capability V8 5.3L 327
2005 Chevrolet Suburban Z71 2005 Chevrolet Suburban Z71 SUV Automatic Black Flex Fuel Capability V8 5.3L 327
2011 Ford F-250 XLT 2011 Ford F-250 XLT 4wd Supercab Extended Cab Short Bed 6.2 Flex Fuel Pickup
2011 Ford F-250 XLT 2011 Ford F-250 XLT 4wd Supercab Extended Cab Short Bed 6.2 Flex Fuel Pickup
2016 Ford Focus  2016 Stone Cloth Heated 17 Aluminum SYNC Voice I4 Flex Fuel Vernon Auto Group
2016 Ford Focus 2016 Stone Cloth Heated 17 Aluminum SYNC Voice I4 Flex Fuel 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

February 24, 2017