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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.

2016 Toyota Sequoia 4WD 5.7L FFV Platinum 2016 TOYOTA SEQUOIA PLATNUM 4X4
2016 Toyota Sequoia 4WD 5.7L FFV Platinum 2016 TOYOTA SEQUOIA PLATNUM 4X4
2012 Ford Focus SE Sedan 4-Door 2012 Auxiliary Gray Cloth Remote Entry I4 Flex Fuel We Finance 58k Miles
2012 Ford Focus SE Sedan 4-Door 2012 Auxiliary Gray Cloth Remote Entry I4 Flex Fuel We Finance 58k Miles
2016 Ford F-150  2016 Navigation Sunroof Heated Cooled Leather V8 FFV We Finance 20k Miles
2016 Ford F-150 2016 Navigation Sunroof Heated Cooled Leather V8 FFV We Finance 20k Miles
2015 Chevrolet Cruze LS Auto 2015 Chevrolet Cruze LS Auto 39511 Miles White  1.8L L4 DOHC 16V FFV Automatic
2015 Chevrolet Cruze LS Auto 2015 Chevrolet Cruze LS Auto 39511 Miles White 1.8L L4 DOHC 16V FFV Automatic
2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro TSS SPORT SERIES 2015 Toyota Tundra 4WD Truck TRD Pro TSS SPORT SERIES 5.7L V8 DOHC 32v FFV Engin
2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro TSS SPORT SERIES 2015 Toyota Tundra 4WD Truck TRD Pro TSS SPORT SERIES 5.7L V8 DOHC 32v FFV Engin
2010 Chevrolet Suburban LT Sport Utility 4-Door 10 Chevy Suburban Blue Granite 4x4 Flex Fuel Capable Remote Start
2010 Chevrolet Suburban LT Sport Utility 4-Door 10 Chevy Suburban Blue Granite 4x4 Flex Fuel Capable Remote Start
2017 Ford F-150  2017 Navigation Heated Cooled Leather Rear Camera 18 Chrome V8 FFV
2017 Ford F-150 2017 Navigation Heated Cooled Leather Rear Camera 18 Chrome V8 FFV
2017 Ford F-150  2017 Heated Cooled Leather Rear Camera Navigation Sunroof V8 FFV
2017 Ford F-150 2017 Heated Cooled Leather Rear Camera Navigation Sunroof V8 FFV
2017 Ford F-150  2017 Gray Cloth 18s Chrome Rear Camera SYNC Bluetooth Satellite V8 FFV
2017 Ford F-150 2017 Gray Cloth 18s Chrome Rear Camera SYNC Bluetooth Satellite V8 FFV
2017 Ford F-150  2017 Gray Cloth 17s Aluminum SYNC Bluetooth V6 FFV Vernon Auto Group
2017 Ford F-150 2017 Gray Cloth 17s Aluminum SYNC Bluetooth V6 FFV Vernon Auto Group
2017 Ford F-150  2017 Navigation 20s Aluminum Leather Heated SYNC Bluetooth V8 FFV
2017 Ford F-150 2017 Navigation 20s Aluminum Leather Heated SYNC Bluetooth V8 FFV
2014 Dodge Dart SXT 2014 dodge dart SXT 2.0 flex fuel
2014 Dodge Dart SXT 2014 dodge dart SXT 2.0 flex fuel
2011 Toyota Tundra CrewMax 5.7L FFV V8 6-Speed Automatic LTD CrewMax 5.7L FFV V8 6-Speed Automatic LTD 4 dr Crew Cab Truck 5.7L V8 DOHC 32V B
2011 Toyota Tundra CrewMax 5.7L FFV V8 6-Speed Automatic LTD CrewMax 5.7L FFV V8 6-Speed Automatic LTD 4 dr Crew Cab Truck 5.7L V8 DOHC 32V B
2016 Toyota Tundra LTD 2016 Toyota Tundra 4WD Truck LTD 5.7L V8 DOHC 32v FFV Engine 15956 Miles  Automa
2016 Toyota Tundra LTD 2016 Toyota Tundra 4WD Truck LTD 5.7L V8 DOHC 32v FFV Engine 15956 Miles Automa
2012 Ford E-Series Van  2012 FORD E-350 XLT PASSENGER FLEX FUEL LOW MILE 45 K
2012 Ford E-Series Van 2012 FORD E-350 XLT PASSENGER FLEX FUEL LOW MILE 45 K
2010 Ford Other Pickups 4WD 4dr XLT 2010 Ford Expedition XLT 3rd Row 48k FLEX FUEL ONE OWNER
2010 Ford Other Pickups 4WD 4dr XLT 2010 Ford Expedition XLT 3rd Row 48k FLEX FUEL ONE OWNER
2016 Ford F-150  2016 Navigation 20s Chrome Sunroof Leather Heated V8 FFV Vernon Auto Group
2016 Ford F-150 2016 Navigation 20s Chrome Sunroof Leather Heated 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 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
2017 Ford F-150  2017 Heated Cloth Rear Camera Trailer Tow Package 18 Aluminum V8 FFV
2017 Ford F-150 2017 Heated Cloth Rear Camera Trailer Tow Package 18 Aluminum V8 FFV


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 23, 2017