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General Motors (GM), Ford, and Chrysler have produced many different models of flex-fuel vehicles (cars and light trucks) over the last five years. In 2011, the number of models offered by those three manufacturers grew and other manufacturers joined them in producing flex-fuel vehicles. The number of flex-fuel models offered to the public doubled from 2010 to 2011. The manufacturers receive credits in the Federal Corporate Average Fuel Economy program for producing flex-fuel vehicles, which run on E-85, a blend of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline, and/or gasoline.

Number of Flex Fuel Vehicle Models by Manufacturer, Model Year 2007 – 2011
Graphic showing the number of flex fuel vehicle models by manufacturer (Mitsubishi, Saab, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Bently, Nissan, Chrysler, Ford, and GM) for the model year 2007 through 2011. For more detailed information, see supporting information below.

 

Supporting Information

Number of Flex-Fuel Models Available by Model Year
  2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
GM 14 13 14 12 24
Ford 4 5 7 10 16
Chrysler 10 10 10 6 14
Nissan 2 2 2 2 4
Bentley 0 0 0 0 3
Toyota     1 2 2
Mercedes-Benz 1 1 1 1 2
Mazda 0 0 0 1 2
Saab 0 0 0 0 1
Mitsubishi 0 0 1 0 0
Total 31 31 36 34 68

Source: Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 2011 Vehicle Technologies Market Report, Oak Ridge, TN, ORNL-TM-2011/016, February 2012.

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