SIOUX FALLS, S.D., Aug. 13 On Thursday, August16, the Holiday Stationstore at 5000 North Cliff Avenue in Sioux Falls willcelebrate becoming South Dakota's first Holiday station to offer E85 byreducing the price of the fuel to $1.85 per gallon from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. Tosweeten the deal, the station is also offering free root beer floats duringthe three-hour promotion. The promotion is sponsored by Holiday, GeneralMotors Corporation, the National Ethanol Vehicle Coalition and the AmericanLung Association of South Dakota.
The expanded availability of cleaner-burning E85 in Sioux Falls is hailedby the American Lung Association of South Dakota that support efforts to breakaway from fossil-based fuels that contribute to air pollution. E85 is agasoline alternative consisting of up to 85 percent ethanol and just 15percent gasoline. E85 can be used interchangeably with gasoline in "flex-fuel" vehicles. Today, more than 6 million E85-capable flex-fuel vehicles arealready on U.S. roadways. To see if your vehicle is flex-fuel, see theAmerican Lung Association website at http://www.CleanAirChoice.org.
"Flex-fuel vehicle owners using E85 instead of gasoline can reduce ozone-causing pollution by 20 percent and greenhouse gas emissions by up to 30percent," said Linda Redder, communications manager for the American LungAssociation of South Dakota. "Sioux Falls was one of the first cities toembrace this cleaner-burning alternative to gasoline, and South Dakotans havebeen working toward cleaner fuels and energy independence for decades."
According to Redder, the Holiday Stationstore at 5000 N. Cliff Avenue isthe first Holiday station outside of Minnesota to offer E85. "The growth ofE85 stations nationwide has been remarkable over past couple years," shenoted. "Today there are more than 1,250 E85 stations in the United States, andthe majority are in the upper Midwest."
SOURCE American Lung Association of South Dakota