My 2000 Toyota Camry, amazing and durable as it is, does not fit the technical definition of a flex-fuel vehicle. I dusted off my owner’s manual, and nowhere in its 268 pages is ethanol mentioned. The only guidance is: “Your new vehicle must use only unleaded gasoline.”
E85 ethanol blend is sweeping through California, and not a moment too soon. Drivers have had a choice of the cheaper, cleaner-burning alternative to gasoline in dozens of cities around the state, and now it’s available in the Coachella Valley for the first time.