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Flex-Box e85 Conversion Kit Approved by EPA

LCT Staff
Posted on October 31, 2007

CHICAGO — Flex Fuel U.S., a leading pioneer in ethanol conversion systems, has developed the Flex-Box Smart Kit, a first-of-its-kind after-market bolt-on fuel conversion system. The system is the first and only e85 conversion unit that has been certified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for fleet vehicles, and allows fleet operators and drivers to fill up on e85, e20, e10, or pure gasoline.

The Flex-Box Smart Kit is a compact conversion unit that easily mounts in the engine compartment, and allows fleet operators to take advantage of the many benefits of using ethanol and ethanol-gas blends, such as:

• An approximate 15% per gallon fuel cost savings over gasoline • Additional fleet incentives such as rebates, fuel discounts, and access to HOV lanes • An 85% reduction in fossil greenhouse gas emissions • Independence from foreign oil and supports domestic farming • Significant increase in vehicle horsepower, acceleration, and performance

Furthermore, EPA testing shows that vehicles equipped with the Flex-Box Smart Kit get 16.9 miles per gallon (mpg) in the city, and 26.8 mpg highway. The first Flex-Box Smart Kit™ is certified for the most common fleet vehicles: the Ford Crown Victoria, Mercury Grand Marquis, and Lincoln Town Car. “This is the culmination of a dream we’ve all shared,” said Chris Disher, Flex Fuel U.S. CFO. “Many government, city, state, federal, and chauffeured fleets are major oil consumers, so our goal is to help this country save taxpayers money, wean itself off foreign oil, support our local farmers, and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. To get all of that with one affordable product is a testament to the ingenuity and vision of the team we’ve assembled.”

Fleet operators can have their Flex-Box Smart Kits™ installed nationwide at AAMCO Transmission Centers, thanks to AAMCO’s groundbreaking new “Eco-green Auto Service™” program.

“We are excited to be partnering with Flex Fuel US to provide fleets their first opportunity to retrofit millions of vehicles already on the road to take advantage of the benefits of running on e85,” said Todd Leff, president and CEO of AAMCO.

SOURCE: JMPR

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