DETROIT – General Motors will offer 18 flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs) in model-year 2009. The number of E-85 compatible vehicle models available in 2009 is a sharp increase from the past following the group's commitment to making their line at least half E-85 compatible by 2012.

"We continue to believe that biofuels, specifically E-85, is the most significant thing we can do in the near-term to offset future energy demands," said Beth Lowery, GM vice president of Environment, Energy, and Safety Policy. "We are on target to make 50 percent of our vehicles flex-fuel capable by 2012 providing the infrastructure is in place."

The models cover the gamut from the four-cylinder Chevrolet HHR small crossover to the full-size Cadillac Escalade ESV luxury utility.

Infrastructure includes both the availability of the E-85 fuel and stations where it is sold. Currently, there are more than 1,600 E-85 stations throughout the United States. A complete listing of E-85 facilities is available at

GM cars and trucks account for 3 million of the 7 million flex-fuel vehicles on U.S. roadways, and the company produced more than 1 million flex-fuel models in North America and Brazil last year.

Below is the listing of 2009 models GM offers that include flex-fuel capability at no additional charge to the customer:

  • Chevrolet: Avalanche, Express, HHR, HHR Panel, Impala, Silverado, Suburban, Tahoe.
  • GMC: Savana, Sierra, Yukon, Yukon XL.
  • Cadillac: Escalade, Escalade ESV, Escalade EXT.
  • Hummer: H2, H2 SUT.
  • Buick: Lucerne.

For a listing of all flexible-fuel vehicle models by year and manufacturer, to go