The number of Flex Fuel Vehicles in Nebraska has increased by over 20% from last year. There are now more than 143,000 registered FFVs in Nebraska.
Flex Fuels Vehicles can run on any blend of ethanol and gasoline up to E85-85% ethanol. Drivers can determine whether their vehicle is an FFV by checking for an FFV logo on the back of the vehicle. Most flex fuel vehicles also have a yellow gas cap. Drivers can also check the U.S. Department of Energy’s website to identify all makes and models of flex fuel vehicles.
Drivers benefit from E85 and ethanol blends by saving money, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and supporting Nebraska’s economy. Some Nebraska fuel stations are selling E85 at 68 cents per gallon under regular unleaded prices. And economic studies have found that ethanol lowers gas prices for everyone – even non-FFV drivers – by extending our gas supply.
“FFV drivers have an opportunity to make more fuel choices at the pump,” said Todd Sneller, Nebraska Ethanol Board administrator. “These choices have the additional advantage of lower prices than gasoline”, he stated.
Flex Fuel Vehicle drivers will have an opportunity to save even more on fuel tomorrow. Two gas stations in Grand Island are offering discounts on ethanol fuels on September 12 from 11-am to 1 pm. The stations are Pump & Pantry, 1235 Allen Drive, and Aurora Cooperative A-Stop at 4155 E. Hwy 30 in Grand Island.
“More drivers are realizing the benefits of renewable fuels like ethanol by switching to FFVs,” said Sneller. Drivers of flex fuel vehicles can find details about additional ethanol fuel promotions by checking the Nebraska Ethanol Board web site.