My father was looking to buy a new F150 when the ecoboost engine came out. He(and at least 10 other farmers he knows) were surprised that this was not offered in Flex fuel. There is a large population of farmers who would specifically buy new trucks to for this option. His dream truck is a variable-boost turbo charged V6, designed primarily for e85. This engine would not need to be a 3.5l. He would be happy with a high compression 3.0 (running higher boost on E85). It has been done before by a different car company, but this would be a big success. He currently has a 1000 gallon e85 tank at our house, that he has been blending for a 30% ETOH blend on our vehicles. Surprisingly, the 2002 town car, has had no change in mileage (24 comb.), but my old flex Taurus would yield 20% less economy on e85; Therefore, high compression seems to be key. Anyway, there is a HUGE market for farmers as well as e85 gas stations available in Minnesota. Ford would make not regret this.
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