Ford Motor Company recently announced it is adding three additional vehicles to its E-85 flexible fuel vehicle (FFV) line-up for the 2009 model year. The automaker plans to include the Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator full size sports utility vehicles and Ford E-Series full size van and wagon.
The Ford E-Series will be the first over 8,500 lb. full size van to provide E-85 capability and also the first full size van to offer two V-8 engine alternatives with E-85 capability – a 4.6-liter and a 5.4-liter.
The Expedition, Expedition EL, Navigator and Navigator L will be available with the 5.4-liter flexible fuel engine. The addition of the Expedition, Navigator and E-Series to Ford’s flexible fuel line-up now brings the total to seven.
The other models include Ford F-150 and Crown Victoria, Lincoln Town Car and Mercury Grand Marquis. Beginning with the 2008 model year, Ford began offering the Crown Victoria Police Interceptor and taxi with E-85 capability.
Customers can begin placing orders for the Expedition, Navigator and E-Series in May 2008 with vehicle production slated to begin in July 2008.