E-85 for 85 Cents

Dec 6, 2007

Thursday in Charlotte, a gas station on Woodlawn Road is selling E-85 for 85 cents a gallon. The mixture of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent petroleum first became available in Charlotte two years ago. Ray Thomas is a Shelby-based distributor who supplied the first three E-85 dispensing stations in the city and at that time was optimistic about how quickly the fuel would catch on. WFAE's Scott Graf spoke with Thomas to get an update on the local push for E-85. Thomas says there are two main reasons behind the slowdown in its growth in the Charlotte market.