Twelve vehicles have joined the list of 2007 model cars and trucks that can run on either gasoline or E85 ethanol, bringing the total to 31.
With the exception of the Mercedes-Benz C230 sedan, all of the new vehicles are light trucks. The National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition released the updated list Monday.
The new flexible-fuel vehicles are:
A full list of E85-capable vehicles for the 2007 model year and previous model years is available at http://www.e85fuel.com/e85101/flexfuelvehicles.php
E85 is a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline. Sales of flexible-fuel vehicles have risen from 3 million in 2004 to about 6 million today, according to the coalition.
DaimlerChrysler, GM and Ford Motor Co. said last month that by 2010 they would double production of vehicles capable of running on renewable fuels.
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