Flex-fuel vehicles — or FFVs, of which there are more than 1.5 million now in use — are credited with 67% greater miles per gallon ratings toward automakers' Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) are likely to be produced in ever larger quantities. For example, a vehicle that achieves 20 mpg (11.8 L/100 km) burning gasoline, is credited with 33.4 mpg (7 L/100 km) if it also can burn a mixture of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline. There is no requirement, however, that FFVs ever burn anything ...

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