GM Will Offer 18 Flex Fuel Vehicles in 2009

Company is committed to making half the lineup FFV by 2012.

Published on: Jul 2, 2008

General Motors will offer an additional three flexible fuel vehicles in model year 2009.

GM is committed to making their line at least half E85 compatible by 2012.

"We continue to believe that biofuels, specifically E85, is the most significant thing we can do in the near-term to offset future energy demands," says Beth Lowery, GM vice president of Environment, Energy and Safety Policy. "We are on target to make 50 percent of our vehicles flex-fuel capable by 2012 providing the infrastructure is in place."

The models cover the gamut from the four-cylinder Chevrolet HHR small crossover to the full-size Cadillac Escalade ESV luxury utility.

Infrastructure includes both the availability of the E85 fuel and stations where it is sold. Currently, there are more than 1,600 E85 stations throughout the United States. You can find a complete listing of E85 facilities at www.E85Refueling.com.

GM cars and trucks account for 3 million of the 7 million flex-fuel vehicles on U.S. roadways and the company produced more than 1 million flex-fuel models in North America and Brazil last year.

GM offers these 2009 FFV models at no extra charge to the consumer:

Chevrolet: Avalanche, Express, HHR, HHR Panel, Impala, Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe

GMC: Savana, Sierra, Yukon, Yukon XL

Cadillac: Escalade, Escalade ESV, Escalade EXT

Hummer: H2, H2 SUT

Buick: Lucerne

For a listing of all flexible fuel vehicle models by year and manufacturer, to go www.E85Fuel.com.