Pennsylvania Turnpike Opens State's First E85 Station

July 22, 2005

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission recently opened the first E85 fueling station in Pennsylvania at its maintenance facility in New Cumberland. E85 is a mixture of 85% ethanol and 15% conventional gasoline. Located just outside Harrisburg, the station will serve the Turnpike Commission's fleet of 220 flexible-fuel vehicles that run on ethanol (E85), conventional gasoline, or a mixture of the two fuels. This represents 75% of the Turnpike Commission's fleet that is running on E85. The agency expects to consume 40,000 gallons of E85 from this station in its first year. For background on the story, see the Alternative Fuel Data Center's August 2003 edition of Alternative Fuel News.

Source: July 22 edition of the National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition's FYI newsletter.