Michigan-based retailer Meijer opened its first E85 ethanol fueling station this week in Warren, MI. According to a company release, the pump is one of 20 which will be installed at Meijer gas stations across the state before the end of this year.
In April, Meijer, General Motors, CleanFUEL USA and the State of Michigan announced a collaborative partnership to increase awareness and use of the ethanol based fuel. As part of the partnership, local GM dealers will help promote the new refueling stations when customers purchase its FlexFuel vehicles.
“Michigan is home to one of the largest concentrations of GM’s E85 flexible fuel vehicles in the country, with more than 140,000 in use — many by GM company vehicle drivers working right here at the GM Technical Center,” said Elizabeth Lowery, GM Vice President of Environment and Energy.
Meijer operates more than 175 stores in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky