'Focus Beyond Fuel'

Propel says it is "redefining the American gas station"

Published in CSP Daily News

FULLERTON, Calif. -- Propel Fuels, a retailer of renewable fuels and clean mobility solutions, has launched the company's first "Clean Mobility Center" in Fullerton, Calif.  It said that it "is redefining the American gas station."

More consumers now drive alternative vehicles types, embrace renewable fuels and seek cleaner means of transportation. In response to the changing habits of today's drivers, the Clean Mobility Center introduces 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.

It will also offer emerging fueling types such as natural gas and electric vehicle charging.

Propel currently operates stations throughout California and Washington and is planning more than 200 stations 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.

"The facts are apparent; petroleum sales are falling, public transit ridership is up, bike lanes are expanding and purchases of alternate fuel vehicles are on the rise--we're seeing consumers seek new and better solutions for their transportation needs," said Matt Horton, CEO of Propel. "Propel's Clean Mobility Centers create a true opportunity to address this growing consumer demand and help make progress on our country's most pressing economic and environmental issues."

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, 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 & Renewable Fuel & 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.

The Clean Mobility Center also uses green design and sustainability practices that promote cleaner transportation.

As even more sustainable fuel technologies advance, Propel's station platform provides the flexibility to offer new fuel choices into the future. Propel said it will continue to work with the very best current and next-generation fuel suppliers to bring responsible, high-performance renewables fuels into all its fuel blends.

"Consumers can now vote with their wallets and choose a fuel company that better aligns with their values and interests," said Horton. "No matter what type of car they drive, consumers can use our new stations and learn about cleaner mobility options along the way."

Based in Redwood City, Calif., Propel Fuels builds, owns and operates a network of green-built filling stations providing access to American, low-carbon fuels and clean mobility solutions. The company offers consumers and fleets new fuel choices that make progress towards reducing carbon emissions, creating jobs and lowering America's dependence on foreign oil, it said. Propel has also developed CleanDrive, the nation's first integrated carbon emission reduction tracking platform