GM and VeraSun Energy announced the opening of the first retail pump for VE85, VeraSun’s branded E85 ethanol, in Washington, D.C. Concurrently, Enterprise Rent-A-Car designated its premier rental location in Washington, D.C. as an official “E85/FlexFuel branch.”
The VE85 pump is located at the Georgetown Chevron, 2450 Wisconsin Ave, N.W. Additional public refueling sites will follow in the coming months. A second VE85 fueling site is also available to the public at the Navy Exchange station near the Pentagon in Arlington, VA.
VeraSun and GM have been working in partnership since 2005 to increase the availability of both flexible fuel vehicles and VE85 pumps. Today, VE85 is available at more than 90 stations in nine states and DC
Enterprise Rent-A-Car’s E85/FlexFuel branch—located at 1029 Vermont Ave. NW in Washington, DC—will include 50 GM E85 ethanol-capable vehicles stocked with materials about the Georgetown Chevron fueling station location and the benefits of E85 ethanol.
Enterprise has the world’s largest fleet of FlexFuel vehicles: 41,000 cars and trucks. Nationally, Enterprise is actively deploying as many of its FlexFuel vehicles as possible near E85 fueling stations in order to increase the number of cars being fueled with E85.