E85 Comes to a Northern Virginia Mobil aimed at Performance Auto Community

Source: By Jim Lane, Biofuels Digest • Posted: Wednesday, August 3, 2016

In Virginia, Protec Fuels announced that E85 has expanded to Woodbridge, near I-95, at The Potomac Mills Mobil convenience store. To welcome ethanol, the station will host a car, classic car, and bike show. Protec Fuel, ethanol supplier and station installer; Petroleum Marketers Group; the United States Dept. of Agriculture; and the Commonwealth of Virginia teamed up with the Mobil to offer the fuel.

E85 fuel can be used in Flex-Fuel vehicles (FFVs). There are over 385,000 FFVs in Virginia, and over 100 FFV models on the market today that can run on high-octane, emissions-reducing E85.  The station will be selling it comparably to, or under the price of regular gasoline.

“I promote what I believe in, and, honestly, I wanted the E85 so I could use it myself,” said Love Rapaval, owner, Potomac Mills Mobil. “We have a lot of enthusiasm from the performance auto community for this high-octane fuel and I’m proud to be one of the first in northern Virginia selling it.”

E85 is an alternative fuel blend that can be used in over 18.5 million vehicles across the U.S. E85 is a blend of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline that can be used in flex-fuel vehicles (FFVs). Visit www.flexfinder.org to see if you have an FFV. Click here for further E85 station locations (http://www.afdc.energy.gov/locator/stations). This alternative has been proven to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and carbon by 34%.

“Access to higher blends of ethanol in our motor fuel allows consumers in the area and throughout Virginia to run cleaner and to support our economy to a greater extent,” said Alleyn Harned, Virginia Clean Cities Executive Director. “The Commonwealth of Virginia is proud to be partners in this project.”

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