SOURCE: Propel Fuels

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October 14, 2010 09:00 ET

Propel Rewards Bay Area Drivers on National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day, October 15

Special Event Pricing Offers Renewable Fuels for as Low as $1.49 per Gallon

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - October 14, 2010) -  As part of National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day, Propel Fuels (www.propelfuels.com), a leading retailer of clean, renewable fuels, will offer a special price of $1 off per gallon, as low as $1.49 per gallon, at five Bay Area fueling stations on Friday, October 15th from 9am to 6pm. In partnership with the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC) and the U.S. Department of Energy, Propel is raising consumer awareness of the benefits of using renewable fuels by providing drivers a convenient and cost-effective opportunity to try E85 Flex Fuel or biodiesel for the first time.

"The quickest and most efficient way to decrease our dependence on petroleum is to get consumers and businesses who already own FlexFuel and diesel cars to fuel up with domestically-produced renewable fuels," said Matt Horton, CEO of Propel. "This event gives Bay Area drivers a chance try renewable fuels at prices we haven't seen in a decade."

Propel's current Bay Area stations are located in Berkeley, Fremont, Oakland, Downtown San Jose, and South San Jose and offer E85 Flex Fuel and biodiesel. Numerous cars and trucks from Chevy, Ford, Dodge, Isuzu, Jeep, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Nissan, and Toyota are E85 compatible. Consumers can identify E85 capable Flex Fuel vehicles by the yellow gas cap, manufacturer's badge, or by checking the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) online at www.propelfuels.com/driveE85. Vehicle manufacturers endorse Propel's B5 biodiesel for use all diesel vehicles with no conversion or engine modifications necessary.

The NAFTC undertook the National Alternative Fuel Day "Odyssey" (www.nationalafvdayodyssey.org) because of the critical need to support the alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) industry. More public awareness is necessary to help ease American dependence on foreign oil, and to support manufacturers that are making AFVs a viable option for drivers everywhere. The Odyssey is supported in part by funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, which awarded grants to the NAFTC under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

"Access to alternative fuels is the final critical link to helping our nation's drivers move away from petroleum," said Al Ebron, NAFTC Executive Director and National AFV Day Odyssey Coordinator. "Together, this event will bring much needed attention to AFVs and advanced technology vehicles and promote them as a cleaner and more efficient choice for transportation."

Propel continues to expand access to renewable fuels as it builds out its network of fuel stations state-wide. Along with its current network of stations in the Bay Area and Sacramento, Propel has begun development of station locations in all major markets across California, with 200 stations expected over the next two years. Additional Bay Area Propel sites are planned for North San Jose, Palo Alto, Redwood City, Livermore, and Concord in the coming months. More information on Propel locations is available at www.propelfuels.com.

About Propel
Propel builds, owns and operates a network of Clean Fuel Points -- green-built, self-serve filling stations providing convenient access to clean, American, renewable fuels. The company offers drivers and fleets a cleaner fuel choice that reduces carbon emissions, creates jobs and lowers America's dependency on foreign oil. Propel has also developed CleanDrive™, the nation's first integrated carbon emission reduction tracking platform. Propel operates a growing network of Clean Fuel Points in Washington State and California. More information is available at www.propelfuels.com.

Contact Information

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    Jaime Quick
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    Judy Moore
    NAFTC
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