E85 sold for 85 cents a gallon on Wednesday, February 24 at five Propel stations throughout California. Facilities in Sacramento, Rocklin, Citrus Heights and Elk Grove held a promotion from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in partnership with CALSTART.
The event’s intent was to educate Sacramento drivers and bring new FFV owners to Propel stations. The event had media coverage from all local broadcast affiliates, as well as the key daily and business publications in the area.
Chris LaPlante Marketing Director, Propel Fuels said, “The customer turnout exceeded our expectations with over 400 hundred participants in the E85 promotion across five locations. These customers reduced approximately 30,000 lbs of CO2 that day, and saved over $10,000 at the pump. What a day!”
“Given the cost savings and carbon reductions our fleet has realized through Propel’s Sacramento stations, we are looking forward to broader statewide access from Propel,” said Larry Paris, Fleet Manager, Sacramento District of the U.S. Postal Service. “Working with Propel to identify future locations that best serve our fleet is vital to meeting the renewable fuel goals of the U.S. Postal Service.”
Matt Horton, CEO of Propel noted, “Consumers and fleets see considerable savings at the pump by using E85, and reduce dependence on foreign oil,” said Matt Horton, CEO of Propel. “Propel’s average E85 price is $.50 per gallon lower than gasoline, so checking your car’s Flex Fuel compatibility can lead to significant savings at the pump.”