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Clean Fuels for a Clean Illinois

Read Lt. Gov. Quinn's Letter to the Editor on E85.

By using E85 in your Flex Fuel Vehicle, you're helping keep our air cleaner, supporting Illinois agriculture and jobs, and saving money when you fill up your tank.

What is E85?

E85 is a blend of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline designed for use in Flexible Fuel Vehicles (FFVs). As an All American Energy source, ethanol is a cleaner burning, renewable fuel that reduces our dependence on imported energy.

E85 fuel burns more completely than regular gas, producing fewer harmful emissions and reducing the amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere. E85 even reduces the amount of smog-forming pollutants that cause air quality problems in Illinois cities.

What is a Flex Fuel Vehicle?

Flexible Fuel Vehicles (FFVs) are regular cars and trucks with engines that can run on E85 or regular gasoline. There are over 4 million FFVs in the United States, with a variety of cars, trucks and SUVs available.

FFVs cost about the same as regular vehicles, and may be eligible for rebates in Illinois. Click here for rebate information.

Can My Car Run On E85?

The Illinois EPA maintains a list of Flex Fuel vehicles - click here to see if your car or truck can use E85.

The Illinois Corn Growers Association maintains a similar list here.

I'm Looking For a New Vehicle, What's Available?

There's a Flex Fuel vehicle for almost every need, from family sedans to full-size pickup trucks and even sporty SUVs. Check out this list.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency evaluates vehicles for their environmental performance. Find the "Green Scores" for your vehicle here.

Where Can I Buy E85?

More E85 stations are opening all the time. For the best list, check out this list.