Key Facts on Ethanol Flex Fuels (E85)
Ethanol Flex Fuels, including E85, contain 51-83% ethanol. E85 is currently approved for use only in flex-fueled vehicles (FFVs). More than 4,000 stations across the country sell E85 today in over 2,100 cities and towns across the country. There are over 20 million FFVs on the road today, representing 8% of the overall gasoline vehicle fleet in the United States.
Fuel retailers have many choices today, from the brand of coffee to offer inside the station to what fuels to offer under the canopy. Offering E85 is one such option,and provides consumers with another low-cost fuel choice at the pump.
While E85 has been in the marketplace for nearly three decades, this fuel has rarely gotten the attention it deserves. E85 (85% ethanol and 15% gasoline) is over 100 Octane (RON), and reduces harmful tailpipe emissions more than 30% over traditional gasoline. E85 is also defined as an alternative fuel, and is therefore required for use by some government and municipal fleets.
Pearson Fuels is the largest distributor of E85 in the Western United States. We have been successfully showing Retail Station owners how to significantly improve their bottom-line margins for more than 10 years. We provide our retail customers with the competitive pricing they need to be able to offer their consumers E85 at attractive discounts to regular unleaded. In many cases, this results in E85 sales volumes that are greater than Premium, Mid-Grade and Diesel combined!
In addition to extremely competitive pricing, Pearson Fuels fully supports its E85 Retail Network with a compliment of Social Media tools and Station Locator and Fuel Pricing App.