: designed to run on either traditional gasoline or a gasoline/alcohol blend (such as gasohol)
In the past few years, Brazil's bioethanol industry has sprouted new wings thanks to higher petrol prices and 'flex-fuel' cars, which can sense different mixtures of petrol and ethanol and adjust their workings accordingly.Emma Marris

Examples of flex-fuel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Flex fuel can only be used in vehicles designed for it — called flex-fuel vehicles or FFVS — but even these vehicles getroughly 15% to 27% fewer miles per gallon using flex fuel compared to unleaded 87. Sean McDonnell, cleveland, 15 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1987, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of flex-fuel was in 1987

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“Flex-fuel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flex-fuel. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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