Below is a concise list of facts, background and cost-saving information on fuel cell vehicles.
- Flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs) are designed to run on gasoline or a blend of up to 85% ethanol (E85).
- Except for a few engine and fuel system modifications, they are identical to gasoline-only models.
- FFVs have been produced since the 1980s, and dozens of models are currently available.
- Since FFVs look just like gasoline-only models, you may have an FFV and not even know it.
- To determine if your vehicle is an FFV, check the inside of your car's fuel filler door for an identification sticker or consult your owner’s manual.
- FFVs experience no loss in performance when operating on E85.
- However, since a gallon of ethanol contains less energy than a gallon of gasoline, FFVs typically get about 20-30% fewer miles per gallon when fueled with E85.