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Running on E85 in 2007

Running on E85 in 2007

Twelve new flexible fuel vehicle (FFV) models will be hitting dealerships in no time. Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Mercedes Benz and Nissan have all announced their model year 2007 line up, each of which includes at least one E85 compatible vehicle. Designed to be able to run on higher ethanol-content fuel, these wheels will help not only the environment, but America's dependency on foreign oil.

“We are pleased to see the automobile manufacturers follow through with their promise to increase their number of FFV offerings,” stated Phil Lampert, Executive Director of the National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition (NEVC). “This increase in production along with recent pledges for additional new vehicles, demonstrates the commitment of the auto industry to respond to consumer demands for E85 vehicles.”

Along with the continuation of many 2006 models, you can find the following manufacturer options for new FFVs in 2007:

DaimlerChrysler:
4.7 liter Chrysler Aspen
4.7 liter Jeep Commander
4.7 liter Jeep Grand Cherokee
4.7 liter Dodge Dakota

General Motors:
5.3 liter Chevy Express
5.3 liter GMC Savana
3.9 liter Chevy Uplander
3.9 liter Pontiac Montana
3.9 liter Saturn Relay
3.9 liter Buick Terraza

Mercedes Benz
2.5 liter C230 sedan

Nissan
5.6 liter Armada

“We must now focus on increasing the infrastructure across the entire U.S. to help fuel these vehicles with 85 percent ethanol,” Lampert added. “We are continuing to work with the Congress to consider incentives that would advance alternative fuel systems and are hopeful that the Senate will continue to appropriate funds to assist us in this effort.”

You can find a listing of all thirty-one FFV models at www.E85Fuel.com.

(Source: E85Fuel.com)

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