Press Release: California Flex Fuel Drivers to See More E85 Station Openings

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

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For Release:                    Press Contact:       Mary Kathryn Campbell
February 22, 2010                            mkcampbell@calstart.org 626/744-5602

CALIFORNIA FLEX FUEL DRIVERS TO SEE MORE E-85 STATION OPENINGS

DOE-funded CALSTART program results in 14 new options for state’s 400,000 vehicles, California consumers; Five Sacramento stations open Feb 24 with 85 cent E85

CALSTART partner, Propel, opens five Sacramento-area stations offering E85, February 24, 2010Sacramento, Calif. – Propel Fuels, a leading retailer of clean, American made, renewable fuels, will offer Sacramento drivers E85 ethanol for 85 cents per gallon at its five area stations on Wednesday, February 24th. The goal of Propel’s 85 cent pricing program, in partnership with CALSTART, is to make the more than 25,000 Flex Fuel drivers in Sacramento aware of the significant economic savings and environmental benefits of fueling with its domestically-produced, low carbon fuel.

The Propel stations were partially funded with a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy that is being administered by CALSTART.  As a result of this grant, 14 new stations have been opened throughout California in the past 18 months.  More than 400,000 passenger vehicles in California are capable of operating on E85 ethanol.

“This growing network of E-85 stations from our partner, Propel, offers California consumers more choice, while cleaning the air and boosting our efforts to cut petroleum use in the state,” said John Boesel, President and CEO of CALSTART.

Sacramento-area station locations can be found at: http://www.propelfuels.com/content/station_locator/. 85 cent E85 will be available at Propel stations in Sacramento, Rocklin, Citrus Heights and Elk Grove. Propel will kick off the program at a press event taking place at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday at the Propel station at 7741 Auburn Blvd in Citrus Heights.

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To learn more about CALSTART's E85 Infrastructure Development project, see pictures of the station openings, and for a map of the 14 stations in California, visit CALSTART's Consulting pages.

About CALSTART
CALSTART is a member-supported organization of more than 140 firms, fleets and agencies worldwide dedicated to supporting a growing high-tech, clean transportation industry that cleans the air, creates jobs, cuts imported oil and reduces global warming emissions. CALSTART provides services and consulting help to spur advanced transportation technologies, fuels, systems and the companies that make them.  Visit www.calstart.org.