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Propel Fuels offers E85 ethanol to drivers for 85 cents

February 23, 2010 |  9:00 am


E85 ethanol fuel normally costs $2.39 a gallon, but on Wednesday, Feb. 24, Sacramento drivers can get it for 85 cents.

Renewable fuels retailers Propel Fuels is offering the one-day deal to raise awareness of the savings and environmental benefits associated with domestically-produced, low-carbon fuel.

At five local stations in Sacramento, Rocklin, Citrus Heights and Elk Grove from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., the 25,000 flexible-fuel drivers in the area can fill up on the cheap.

Vehicle owners can check their car’s eligibility by checking the manufacturer’s vehicle badge, the yellow gas cap or the vehicle identification number. They can also visit the Propel site.

Propel recently announced $20 million in private financing to help the company expand its network of fueling stations around the state. The Sacramento-based company currently has locations across California and Washington state.

-- Tiffany Hsu

Photo: A Propel station in Rocklin. Credit: Propel Fuels