E85 fuel now available in New Castle County, Delaware

E85 fuel is compatible in all Flexible Fuel Vehicles (FFVs)


Bear – E85, an alternative fuel that is comprised of 15 percent gasoline and 85 percent ethanol – is now available for the general public, fleets and government vehicles in New Castle County located at the Bear BP Station on Route 40 at 1923 Pulaski Highway in Bear.

Ethanol burns cleaner than gasoline and is a renewable, environmentally friendly fuel. E85 fuel is compatible in all Flexible Fuel Vehicles (FFVs). For more information about Flexible Fuel Vehicles, visit @link href=’http://www.afdc.energy.gov/afdc/vehicles/flexible_fuel.html’target=”_blank”>www.afdc.energy.gov.

The station is located near the intersection of Routes 40 and 72. The station is also accessible from Routes 1, 95 and 896. For further details, you can contact the station directly at (302) 836-8599.

E-85 Facts

Ethanol is a high-octane domestic and renewable fuel produced by the fermentation of plant sugars. Ethanol is typically produced from corn and other grain products.

E-85 has an octane of approximately 105.

Burns cleaner than gasoline.

E-85 sells for approximately the same price as regular gasoline.

Ethanol reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

Ethanol is American made and reduces dependence on foreign oil.

100% Ethanol is biodegradeable.

Information provided by the Delaware Energy Office.