Tuesday Truth 12: Flex Fuel Vehicles Widely Available

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Sold by all U.S. vehicle manufacturers, flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs) are capable of operating on gasoline, E85 (85% ethanol, 15% gasoline), or a mixture of both. There are a number of FFVs on the road in the US and in Wisconsin. Here are the numbers:

• There are more than 6 million flexible fuel vehicles on U.S. roads today. [Source: U.S. Department of Energy: Flexible Fuel Vehicles, http://www.eere.energy.gov/afdc/vehicles/flexible_fuel.html, accessed 8/21/08]

• Wisconsin has more than 141,500 flexible fuel vehicles on the road. [Source: Wisconsin Office of Energy Independence, http://power.wisconsin.gov/section.asp?linkid=1280&locid=131, accessed 8/21/08]

• To find out if you own a flex fuel vehicle, you can visit http://e85vehicles.com

“Tuesday Truths” is a series of weekly facts from the Wisconsin Ethanol Coalition explaining the positive benefits of ethanol use in Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Ethanol Coalition is a diverse group of businesses, environmental, statewide groups and local organizations who have come together to build both public and legislative awareness of ethanol issues in Wisconsin. For more information, visit www.wisconsinethanol.com.

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