Nearly 1.8 million alternative fuel automobiles (AFAs, which include E85 flex fuel vehicles) were sold in the US in 2007, roughly 250,000 more than in 2006, according to figures gathered by R.L. Polk and released by the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (AAM).
Sales of E-85 capable vehicles flexible fuel vehicles were up significantly as were sales of hybrid electric vehicles. Sales of diesel vehicles fell slightly.
In 2008 more than 70 models of AFAs are being offered, up from only 11 models in 2001. Currently there are more than 12 million alternative fuel autos registered in the US. Automakers are hopeful that this year sales of AFAs may exceed 2 million, according to the AAM.