Pilot Travel Centers has added three more locations where Ethanol 85 can be purchased. Pilot now offers E85 at five locations statewide. E85 contains 85 percent ethanol and is for Flex Fuel vehicles only.
The stations include Strawberry Plains Pike and Crossville locations in East Tennessee and in Dickson, Tenn., along Interstate 40 west of Nashville. Earlier locations were in Knoxville at Northshore Drive at Pellissippi Parkway, and Walker Springs Road. They offered the fuel beginning in 2007. Pilot, based in Knoxville, bills itself as the largest operator of travel centers in the country with more than 300 locations in 40 states.
Last Friday, four of the Tennessee Pilot locations offered special pricing on E85 as part of its introduction of new east Tennessee stations. Jimmy Haslam, CEO of Pilot Travel Centers said, “We are committed to our customers, our community and our environment. Providing E85 meets a strong consumer demand and helps the environment—a win-win for all involved. We plan to continue installing E85 pumps as it is feasible.”