Do You Have a FFV?
Ladies and Gentlemen –Start Checking Your Engine Numbers, Gasoline Tank Covers, and Gas Caps
Nebraska Ethanol Board Administrator Todd Sneller and FlexFuel Campaign Director Doug Durante
You don’t have to be driving an IndyCar or NACAR to use higher than 10% blends of ethanol. Do you own a Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Dodge, Pontiac, GMC, Jeep, Hummer, Bentley, Isuzu, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercedes, Mercury, Nissan, or Toyota? If you do, certain makes and models are FlexFuel Vehicles (FFVs). You can determine if you have a FFV by checking for a stickers inside your fuel door or gas cap, a yellow gas cap, a badge on the back or side of your vehicle that says “FlexFuel” or check your owner’s manual. The next time you fill up, look for “FFV, E85, Ethanol Capable,” or other similar wording.
You can also check for your vehicle make, model year, and engine size, on several websites listed below.
The U.S. Department of Energy website maintains a list of new and legacy FFVs by vehicle manufacturer, class/style, engine size, and model by year. There are now 68 FFVs models available.
You can also check your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), provided on your vehicle registration, with the Make/Model/Year information provided on the following websites.
The Growth Energy website maintains a list of FFVs by manufacturer, make, model, engine size and a description of how to check your VIN number to determine if you vehicle is a FFV.
The Propel Fuel website maintains a list of FFVs by manufacturer, make, model, engine size and a description of how to check your VIN number to determine if your vehicle is a FFV.
What does a VIN number look like? Here is a link to a diagram illustrating the 17 digit VIN number. However, every vehicle maker has a different digit/numbering system to signify FFV capability.