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September 12, 2007

Automakers Offer 31 Models of Flex-Fuel Vehicles for 2008

The National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition (NEVC) announced on September 4th that automakers are offering 31 models of vehicles in North America that are capable of running on E85, a blend of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline. Chrysler LLC, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation, Mercedes-Benz, and Nissan Motor Company, Ltd. are offering flex-fuel versions of a range of vehicles, including sedans, convertibles, sport utility vehicles, and pickups. Several models are available as police vehicles, and the Ford Crown Victoria is also available as a taxi, although not all models are available everywhere. According to the NEVC, just 500 flex-fuel vehicles were produced in 1993, but an estimated 750,000 flex-fuel vehicles will be produced in the 2008 model year. See the NEVC press release and the list of flex-fuel vehicles on the Web site.