Whenever we post Flex-Fuel vehicles to our inventory we use that little icon to the right. Be sure and make note of it when you see it. It can save you money at the pump and help save the environment, too.
Millions of Americans today are driving Flex-fuel vehicles, which are also known as dual-fuel vehicles because have an internal combustion engine that is cable of running with a mixture of different fuels. Therefore, flex-fuel vehicles are not the same with those bi-fuel vehicles, which have two separate tanks for every different type of fuel they use. The flex-fuel vehicles often run on a mixture of either methanol or ethanol and gasoline. Except for some fuel system and engine modifications, they are quite the same with gasoline-only models. It is important to note that flex-fuel vehicles experience no loss in terms of their performance when they operate on E85 (85% ethanol). Flex-fuel has significant impact on the environment, since ethanol burns cleaner than gasoline. It is actually responsible for generating fewer toxic fumes that is beneficial to the environment. The fact that this doesn’t contribute extensively to greenhouse gasses makes it a great alternative for those who are environmentally conscious individuals. Flex-fuel vehicles have been designed to burn any proportion of mixture that is in its combustion chamber. The electronic sensors determine the blend, while the microprocessors are responsible for the adjustment of fuel injection and the timing. Flex-fuel is an alcohol-based fuel that is made from distilling and fermenting starch crops. It also serves as a perfect alternative to purchasing any foreign oil, and it can be up to $1 cheaper than any regular gas. Since the fuel is locally produced, it could help reduce the dependence of the country on foreign gasoline. In addition, this fuel results in a fewer green-gas emission and the fewer emission of the carcinogen benzene that regular gasoline does. Flex-fuel vehicles are equipped with special technologies, and throughout the years, there have been a lot of advances and impressive innovations made to boost their performance.