Propel Fuels launches Clean Mobility Center in California; carbon offsets available at the pump
17 May 2012
Propel Fuels launched the company’s first Clean Mobility Center in Fullerton, California. The Clean Mobility Centers introduce renewable fuels (E85 Flex Fuel, biodiesel blends) alongside the conventional fuels (gasoline, diesel) that drivers use today. With a focus beyond fuel, Propel stations enable drivers to offset carbon from their fuel purchases, improve their vehicle’s fuel economy, find rideshare opportunities, tune bicycles, and recycle on the go.
The new station model provides a highly visible platform to introduce the benefits of renewable fuels to a mainstream driver base alongside conventional options in some of the most underserved renewable fuel markets. For the first time in the nation, drivers can offset carbon emissions from their fuel purchase right from the pump, by directly funding clean air projects through Propel’s partnership with the Carbonfund.org Foundation.
Propel’s Fullerton station is one of a growing network of locations built in coordination with the California Energy Commission’s Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology program. The stations are working to reduce petroleum consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in support of California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard by increasing the access to alternative fuels for California’s motorists. California boasts the largest fleet of alternative fuel vehicles in the US, making the state an ideal partner for Propel on this project.
Our Low Carbon Fuel Standard is designed to drive innovation and invite forward-looking companies into the new clean fuel marketplace. This new Propel station is proof that our climate policies are working. It gives Californians the opportunity to take action today to support the next generation of renewable fuels, and it will help educate the public about the range of clean fuel options that will soon be coming to market.—Air Resources Board Chairman Mary D. Nichols
Clean Mobility Centers also utilize green design and sustainability practices that promote cleaner transportation in the communities they serve. Starting in Fullerton, each station will have free air stations for tires to increase vehicle miles per gallon (MPG), education centers offering information on local public transit and rideshare options, bicycle tuning centers, recycling stations at the pump, and in the near future, natural gas fueling and electric vehicle charging.
Propel currently operates stations throughout California and Washington State with more than 200 stations planned for new and existing markets over the next two years. The company’s network of stations will include a mix of their traditional Clean Fuel Points (renewable fueling stations co-located with traditional fuel stations) and the new Clean Mobility Centers.