So I bought a new car at the end of last year, one that promises it can also run on an alternative fule: E85.
Never having seen E85 offered, I pretty much forgot about the whole deal until this week when I got a letter saying there was a recall going on for some aspect of the car’s ability to use E85 fuel.
I’ll admit I’m curious, even if it takes me six months to get there, so I went online to try to find a way to access this ALTERNATIVE FUEL my car maker has so graciously made usable to me (once recall repairs are made).
Well hold onto your hats, kids – Do you know how many E85 stations there are in our fair state? EXACTLY ONE. (three if you count the private ones).
ONE??? And it’s in San Diego???
I found another site that counts three private ones and promises a public one opening in Brentwood on June 21st. I’d rather eat my own eye than drive to Brentwood for anything, so it’s not looking good that I’ll drive 20 miles each way for E85.
And in case you’re wondering, 33 of the states have fewer than 10 E85 stations. Minnesota has between 300 and 400 though. Go figure.