E85 Station Opens in Concord, California

Pearson FuelsPearson Fuels has opened their third E85 station in the state of California. The Chevron station is located at 1001 Willow Pass Court in Concord.

This new travel facility features a brand new Convenience Store and is the first public E85 station in Northern California. It is located directly off of Route 4 at Willow Pass Court and open 24 hours a day.

The first alternative fuel station was opened in San Diego, California by Pearson Fuels in 2003. It carried E85, biodiesel, low sulphur diesel, compressed natural gas, propane, and it hosted electric charging for vehicles in need. Many called this station, “The Fuel Station of the Future”.

“There are a lot of chickens running around,” or cars that can run on ethanol, Mike Lewis, owner of Pearson fuels once said. “And now we just need to make the eggs. I think we have the right product at the right time with the right business model. The potential upside is massive.”

Besides locations in San Diego and now in Concord, Pearson Fuels has an E85 site in Bressi Ranch. Currently, there are a total of nine E85 stations in the state of California.

4 thoughts on “E85 Station Opens in Concord, California

  1. This is great for the Bay Area but the progress has been too slow, 100 times this many E85 stations is needed. Building 1 in the last 8 months for the Bay Area is nothing to write home about, baby steps one would guess.

  2. JM–I would have to largely agree with your sentiment; it is taking far too long and oil companies have gotten away with too much to slow the progress of installing E85 fuel pumps. At the same time, California Air Resources Board has been given the legal control over this technology (even though EPA has promoted it largely throughout the nation–why double up?!), and while the Midwest is filling in with hundreds of E85 pumps, California falls further behind. At least now they are allowing for and also providing funding for these “temporary research” pumps now; they are just simply very far behind however. We could have been contributing much more to oil independence much sooner before the run-up in gasoline prices had the installations started years ago. Kudos to Pearson Fuels for the massive efforts they have made to at least make several E85 stations available to the public, and to those who are now working with Pearson Fuels (CARB, government, local promoters, etc.).

  3. Why is this station charging more for E85 than regular gas? E85 is heavily subsidized by the government and get on average 15% less MPG. It should cost at least a minimum of 15% less than regular. You are wasting money to fill up here with E85 until the prices comes down. The sad part is the city of Concord buys here to satisfy their part of alternative fuel, and the taxpayers get ripped off.

  4. If e85 was promoted as a performance enhancing fuel aswell as a cheaper, cleaner, and SAFER FOR YOUR ENGINE alternitave then more people will get intrested. Because thats what it does. It greatly reduces engine tempritures and cools the air intake charge giving the car more power aswell as being safer for your engine and the environment. and did I mention cheaper? Everyone needs to do this!
    If there was an e85 station in Laguna Hills/ Mission Viejo area I could list off the top of my head atleast 50 people that would convert to e85 right away.