Submitted by info on May 26, 2016
So I understand that the first 3 digits of a VIN are the manufacturer.
Digit 4 is the model.
Digit 5 is the body style.
Digit 6 is the restraint type (and indicates left hand or right hand drive).
Digit 7 is the fuel type.
Digit 8 is the motor.
Digit 9 is some kind of character.
Digit is the model year.
Digit 10 is the place of manufacture.
Digit 11 is the production series.
And the last 5 are the place in the series.
What does the "E" for digit 7, fuel type mean? Has it been simplified to "E" to only refer to electric? I had the belief that in the past, it had to do with the capacity of the battery.