Drive an F-150 with E85

Ford announces the first E85 compatible F-150--the first full size truck offered as E85 compatible. Compiled by staff 

Published on: Dec 16, 2005

Ford Motor Company has announced the first E85 compatible F-150 has rolled off their Kansas City Plant Assembly Line. The vehicle will be the first full size truck offered as E85 compatible by the manufacturer.

Ford now offers the F-150 as flexible-fuel in all 5.4 liter, 3 valve, V8 engine models at no extra cost. It is available on Supercrew cabs and 4-speed automatic models. The F-150 is expected in show rooms the beginning of January 2006.

"We are very excited to see Ford expand their FFV line to the most popular full size truck in the country," says Phil Lampert, Executive Director for the NEVC. "We applaud Ford's efforts to support this alternative fuel and look forward to working to promote this vehicle."

Ford's 2006 line of FFVs also includes the Crown Victoria, Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car. The company plans to sell 250,000 of their 2006 model FFVs.

Ford began production of FFVs in 1995 with the Ford Taurus and has since produced the following models:

2004 – 2005
4.0L Explorer Sport Trac
4.0L Explorer (4-door)
3.0L Taurus sedan and wagon (2-valve)       

2002 - 2004                                                                      
4.0L Explorer (4-door)
3.0L Taurus sedan and wagon

2002 – 2003
3.0L Supercab Ranger pickup 2WD

3.0L Supercab Ranger pickup
3.0L Taurus LX, SE and SES sedan

1999 and 2000
3.0L Ranger pickup 4WD and 2WD
3.0L Taurus LX, SE and SES sedan

 Many 1995-98 Taurus 3.0L Sedans are also FFVs

"We're pleased to begin production of F-150 FFVs. Flexible fuel vehicles give customers the option of fueling with gasoline or the ethanol," says Ken Ward, Kansas City Plant manager. "Customers will find that the F-150 FFV offers the same functionality as the gasoline version F-150 – including horsepower and torque."

For a complete listing of all E85 compatible vehicles, visit