- E85 vehicles are also called Flexible Fuel Vehicles (FFV) due to their ability to operate on a blend of85 percent ethanol fuel and 15 percent unleaded gasoline
- Ethanol is derived primarily from corn but can be made from virtually any starch feed stock such as sugarcane, wheat or barley. Because it is produced from crops, it is a renewable fuel and reduces dependence on imported oil
- Current Ford vehicles with FFV capability are: Focus – 2.0L I4, Explorer – 3.5L V6, Taurus – 3.5L V6, F-150 – 3.7L V6, 5.0L V8, Expedition - 5.4L V8, Navigator - 5.4L V8, E-Series – 4.6L V8, 5.4L V8, Super Duty Pickup and Chassis Cab – 6.2L V8
- See Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV)
- A standard-size unleaded fuel nozzle can be inserted directly into the fuel filler neck, opening a spring-loaded door to the tank
- A rubber seal on the fuel filler door helps keep dirt from entering the Easy Fuel system
- Helps reduce fuel tank evaporative emissions by eliminating a missing or improperly installed gas cap
- Includes an emergency funnel (stored near spare tire jack) that must be used with the Easy Fuel system to accept fuel from a gas can or other secondary refueling device
- Seat fabric manufactured from 100 percent postindustrial polyester fabric that would have been previously disposed of as scrap
- Emphasizes Ford’s commitment to its environmental responsibility
A climate control system that automatically maintains a specified cabin temperature using either air conditioning or heat. The system automatically sets the blower speed and displays desired temperature set points. It offers manual controls to override automatic settings when necessary.
Automatically optimizes the front-to-rear brake force distribution to reduce the tendency of rear wheel lockup, especially when the vehicle is unloaded. Effective in braking conditions before ABS operates, EBD also eliminates the need for a hydraulic brake-proportioning valve.
- A modern, efficient method of fuel delivery that replaced carburetors in all Ford passenger cars and light trucks with gasoline engines
- EFI precisely controls the amount of fuel used and improves the dispersion of fuel in the air charge, improving drive ability, fuel economy and performance of the engine
- Variations of EFI used in Ford vehicles include: Multi-port Electronic Fuel Injection (MEFI)Also known as “direct port” injection, MEFI uses individual port-mounted injectors to deliver fuel directly to the intake inlet for each cylinder. This more even distribution of fuel improves power balance between the cylinders, maximizes combustion efficiency and improves drive ability and performance. The system “squirts” fuel into each cylinder with every revolution of the crankshaft. Sequential Multi-port Electronic Fuel Injection (SEFI)Specific type of multi-port injection that delivers fuel in more precisely timed pulses corresponding to the opening of each intake valve, SEFI takes advantage of the atomized fuel spray from the injectors to achieve a more precise combustion for better performance, often with improved fuel economy.