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E85 pump in Iowa

Vehicles capable of burning fuel with 85% ethanol can now fill up with E85 at the Heart of Iowa Co-op in Nevada, IA. The pump is the result of a joint promotion between the co-op, Lincolnway Energy and Monsanto's “highly fermentable corn” initiative. The pump is being billed as Iowa's flagship E85 pump, implying that consumers can expect more E85 pumps in the future.

The Iowa Department of Agriculture has compiled the following list of vehicles that can burn E85 fuel. This is only a general guide. Be sure to check your VIN and owner's manual to confirm that your vehicle is E85 compatible.


All 1999-2002 Ford 3.0-l Ranger pickups, 2-wd, 4-wd

Selected 1999, 2001 Mazda 3.0-l B3000 pickups

All 2001-2002 Ford 3.0-l Ranger 4×2 extended cab pickups

Selected 1999-2002 Mazda 3.0-l B3000 pickups

All 2000-2002 GM 2.2-l, 4-cyl. Chevy S-10 2-wd pickups (after Dec. '99)

All 2000-2002 GMC 2.2-l Sonoma 2-wd pickups (after Dec. '99)

All 2000-2001 Isuzu 2.2-l Hombre pickups (after Dec. '99)

Selected 2002 GMC 5.3-l (vortec) Sierra pickups Selected 2002 GMC 5.3-l (vortec) Silverado pickups

All 2003 Chevrolet 5.3-l Avalanche four-door pickups


All 1998-2002 Chrysler 3.3-l Town and Country minivans

All 1998-2002 Dodge 3.3-l Caravan and Grand Caravan minivans

All 1998-2002 Plymouth/Chrysler Voyager minivans, 3.3-l

Cars and wagons

Selected 1995-2002 Ford 3.0-l Taurus sedans

Selected 2001 Mercury 3.0-l Sable (look for “Road & Leaf”)

Selected 2002 Ford 3.0-l Taurus sedans and wagons

Sport utility vehicles

Selected 2001-2002 Ford 4.0-l Explorer, two-door (early 2002)

Selected 2002 Ford 4.0-l Explorer, four-door (Nov. 2001)

Selected 2002 Ford 4.0-l Explorer Sports two-door (Nov. 2001)

Selected 2002 Ford 4.0-l Explorer Sport Trac (Nov. 2001)

Selected 2002 Mercury 4.0-l Mountaineer (early 2002)

All 2002 GM 5.3-l (vortec) Suburban SUVs

All 2002 GM 5.3-l (vortec) Tahoe SUVs

All 2002 GM 5.3-l (vortec) Denalis

All 2002 GM 5.3-l (vortec) Yukon and Yukon XL SUVs

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