Tag: flex-fuel

RFA releases updated brochure with latest flex fuel models

RFA releases updated brochure with latest flex fuel models

December 9, 2018 |

In Washington, D.C., the Renewable Fuels Association updated its annual flex fuel vehicles brochure to help consumers find out if their vehicle can run on up to 85 percent ethanol (E85). The brochure compiles the FFV models available in the current model year (MY2019), as well as previous years going back as far as MY1998. […]

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Toyota close to rolling out hybrid flex-fuel vehicles in Brazil

Toyota close to rolling out hybrid flex-fuel vehicles in Brazil

November 14, 2018 |

In Brazil, Bloomberg reports that Toyota hasn’t had to spend a lot of money on “tweaking and some calibration” to get its hybrid vehicles to also run on flex-fuel, allowing for hydrous ethanol to fuel hybrid vehicles. The R&D is almost finished and the Latin American CEO for the company is ready to roll them […]

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Indian auto industry worried about foreign competition if flex-fuel policy implemented

Indian auto industry worried about foreign competition if flex-fuel policy implemented

January 18, 2016 |

In India, the indigenous automobile industry is concerned about the new flex-fuel policy that will be released before Jan. 29 because it will take manufacturers the better part of a year to sort out flex-fuel technology while international manufacturers already selling in Brazil will have a head start. Additional costs will be passed on to […]

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Paraguay goes all in for flex-fuel with new law to promote fuel use and access

Paraguay goes all in for flex-fuel with new law to promote fuel use and access

June 11, 2015 |

In Paraguay, the Senate has approved amendments proposed by the lower house of Congress for the ethanol law, leaving the president to sign or veto the bill before it comes into law. The new law is meant to facilitate fuel supplies for the growing number of flex-fuel vehicles in the country but supporting more E85 […]

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FlexFuel Awareness Campaign has strong showing in Maryland and Virginia

FlexFuel Awareness Campaign has strong showing in Maryland and Virginia

December 1, 2014 |

In Maryland and Virginia, the FlexFuel Awareness Campaign completed part of its Mid Atlantic Alternative Fuel Road Show highly successfully last week. The FlexFuel Awareness Campaign focuses on the message that high level ethanol blends and FlexFuel Vehicles (FFVs ) are an option for private and government fleets as well as  individual consumers,  and that […]

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BMW ramping up flex-fuel production in Brazil

BMW ramping up flex-fuel production in Brazil

November 12, 2014 |

In Brazil, BMW has started manufacturing its flex–fuel X1 vehicle at the company’s new manufacturing plant in Santa Catarina. The vehicle uses the sDrive20i powered by a 2-liter gasoline engine with ActiveFlex technology. Last month the company started assembling the 328i ActiveFlex there as well. So far the ActiveFlex technology appears to only be available […]

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Yamaha launches second flex-fuel motorcycle in Brazil

Yamaha launches second flex-fuel motorcycle in Brazil

February 12, 2014 |

In Brazil, Yamaha will launch in March its XTZ150S Crosser BlueFlex motorcycle that has a flex-fuel engine allowing it to run on all blends of ethanol. The move comes after the successful introduction last year of the smaller YS150 Fazer BlueFlex street motorcycle that apparently has sold very well with 75,000 units having likely been […]

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Growth Energy to release Flex Fuel mapping feature, phone app

Growth Energy to release Flex Fuel mapping feature, phone app

June 5, 2012 |

In Washington, Growth Energy’s EthanolRetailer.com will be re-launched on June 5 to feature a Flex Fuel mapping feature and smartphone app for drivers to search for nearby ethanol pumps. According to the Department of Energy, more than nine million Flex Fuel vehicles were on the road in 2011, with an expected 12 percent growth in […]

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Downstream Today calls for more flex-fuel vehicles

Downstream Today calls for more flex-fuel vehicles

January 9, 2012 |

In Texas, the oil and gas daily, Downstream Today, in an article about combating high oil prices, wrote: “The need, therefore, is for car makers to develop vehicles that can carry and use multiple fuels at the same time…These trends, summarized below, indicate that the auto industry can make flex fuel cars a reality. “Once […]

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USDA funds 12 flexible fuel pump projects in 8 states

USDA funds 12 flexible fuel pump projects in 8 states

December 16, 2011 |

In Louisiana, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced loans and grants for agricultural producers and rural small businesses across the country to implement renewable energy and energy efficiency measures in their operations under REAP.   The USDA is providing $1.95 million  for 12 flexible fuel pump projects in eight states; Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North […]

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