GM Launches Ad Campaign to Highlight E85 Models

List of E85 ethanol vehicles includes 2006 3.5L Chevy Impala and Monte Carlo.

Published: 05-Jan-2006

The first flexible fuel vehicle - E85 national advertising campaign has been kicked off by General Motors. Advertisements in the January 4, 2006 editions of the USA Today and Wall Street Journal describes the new GM 2007 E85 Chevy Tahoe.

The full page ads includes statements regarding the ability of the Tahoe to operate on the clean, renewable product. It also directs individuals to the NEVC website, www.E85Fuel.com, to locate availability of E85.

“To my knowledge, this is the first time that any automaker has included a reference to the FFV capability of a vehicle in a national advertisement,” stated Phil Lampert, Executive Director of the NEVC. “While I obviously only have access to regional versions of these two very large circulation papers, we are very pleased that GM has included information in these ads acknowledging the E85 capability of the new Tahoe!”

The 2007 Tahoe will be available January 10. Different from the 2006 Tahoe, the new model will offer a feature called Active Fuel Management™ where the engine will provide power to all eight cylinders when needed and only four when not needed.

General Motors has been a long time supporter of E85 and a member of the NEVC. Their E85 compatible vehicles include:

2006
3.5L Chevy Impala (LS, 1LT & 2LT)
3.5L Chevy Monte Carlo (LS and LT models only)

 2005 - 2006
5.3L Vortec-engine Avalanche
5.3L  Vortec-engine Police Package Tahoe

2003 - 2006
5.3L V-8 engine Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra half-ton pickups 2WD & 4WD
5.3L Vortec-engine Suburban, Tahoe, Yukon and Yukon XLs

2002
5.3L V-8 engine Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra half-ton pickups 2WD & 4WD
5.3L Vortec-engine Suburban, Tahoe, Yukon and Yukon XL
2.2L Chevrolet S-10 pickup 2WD
2.2L Sonoma GMC pickup 2WD

2000 -  2001
2.2L Chevrolet S-10 pickup 2WD
2.2L Sonoma GMC pickup 2WD

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