E85, Biodiesel and Electric Fueling Stations in The State of Florida

Three converted Prius Plug-In Hybrids charging at San Francisco City Hall

Three converted Prius Plug-In Hybrids charging at San Francisco City Hall

With gas prices being a concern for many Americans, as well as with the BP oil spill, a lot of people are considering turning to alternative fuel for their cars. A lot of people who are considering purchasing an electric vehicle, an E85 powered flex-fuel vehicle, or a biodiesel powered one; experience a bit of trepidation, when it comes to finding a place to fuel their new car. These people may righteously have concerns as to where fueling stations will be locally for their new car or truck. Nobody wants to run out of fuel on the highway.

Electric vehicles, such as the Tesla, and the Nissan electric vehicles, as well as the  E-Box car, are available for purchase, however, where can a person fuel one, when out on the road? Here’s the answer to this question, for the state of Florida, where there will hopefully be more electric fueling stations in the near future.

This is Florida, not California, where electric fueling stations are to be found in all the major cities. As of this writing, I have been able to locate three official fueling stations in the state of Florida.

Electric Fueling Stations

Orlando Utility, 100 W Anderson Street, Orlando – 407.370.3802

XLR8SUN, 8101 Eden Park Road, Orlando – 407.256.6244

Florida Solar Energy Center, 1679 Clearlake Road, Cocoa, FL – 321.638.1448

Ethanol, E85, is a fuel that some proponents say is better for the environment as well as the economy. Although the United States is the #1 manufacturer of ethanol, as well as E85, with a fleet of approximately 8 million flex fuel vehicles on the road, we are already importing some of our ethanol fuel from Latin American nations. Many of the states here in the USA also have all vehicles that use standard, premium, or super premium gasoline filling up on a gasoline that contains of 10% ethanol, and 90% gasoline.

Manufacturers such as Mitsubishi, Nissan, Mercedes, Chevrolet, Ford, Dodge, Jeep, GMC and Chrysler have flex-fuel versions of some of the most popular models of cars and trucks for sale to the public, although there may be a waiting list at the dealership to purchase these vehicles.

As to the recent word, the final decision of the EPA on the regulation of converter kits to turn ordinary, petroleum-fueled vehicles into flex-fuel vehicles, this reporter was unable to follow any of the links from the EPA website, in regard to the official federal regulatory position, outside of the State of California, where the converter kits will still be disallowed.

E85 Flex Fuel Stations

Kangaroo Express, 3500 N Monroe Street, Tallahassee – 850.562.1159

First Coast Biofuels, Valero, 1170 W US Highway 90, Lake City – 386.754.2616 – $2.32 gallon

Citgo, 9206 S Country Road 125, Glen St Mary – 904.259.5354

Downtown Exxon, 695 W MacClenny Ave, MacClenny – 904.259.4703

Turkey Lake Service, Milepost 263, Florida’s Turnpike, Ocoee – 407.291.6329

Fleetwing, 814 S Combee Road, Lakeland – 863.665.7557

Glover Oil, 3109 S. Main Street, Melbourne – 321.723.3953

Swap Shop U-Gas, 3591 W Sunrise Blvd, Sunrise – 954.587.3846

U-Gas, 990 W Hallandale Beach Blvd, Hallandale Beach – 954.454.1744

Deerfield Marathon, 1900 S Powerline Road, Deerfield Beach – 954.428.1625

Lighthouse Point U-Gas, 5200 N Federal Highway, Pompano Beach – 954.482.0162

Griffin U-Gas, 4997 SW 148th Ave, Davie – 954.680.9060

Valero, 11600 Wiles Road, Coral Springs – 954.282.8279

Golden Glades U-Gas, 10 NE 167th Street, North Miami Beach – 305.949.9669

U-Gas, 2695 W Flagler St, Miami – 305.646.9169

Naranja U-Gas, 28590 S Dixie Hwy, Miami – 305.245.3703

Westar Biscayne, 8700 Biscayne Blvd, Miami – 305.758.3110

Red Road Marathon, 16701 NW 57th Ave, Miami – 305.620.1681

LFG Enterprises, 2090 Palm Ave, Hialeah – 305.887.6754

West Hialeah U-Gas, 7950 W 28th Ave, Hialeah – 305.818.0564

Midway U-Gas, 210 NW 79th Ave, Miami – 305.269.7003

Sunset U-Gas, 9691 SW 72nd St, Miami – 305.596.0506

The Falls U-Gas, 14395 S Dixie Hwy, Miami – 305.969.1234

Port Saint Lucie Service Plaza, Milepost 194 Florida’s Turnpike, Port Saint Lucie – 772.879.3870

The state of Florida also is home to a few biodiesel fueling stations, for those of us who have trucks or other vehicles that can be fueled on biodiesel. Please consult your owner’s manual or the vehicle manufacturer prior to filling up your diesel-fueled truck with biodiesel, if you have not already done this. Stay tuned for more information about heavy-duty biodiesel vehciles

Biodiesel Fuel Stations

Biodiesel, 8120 Woodville Highway, Tallahassee – 850.421.1262

Citgo Waco Fuel Plaza, 2717 S Bryon Butler Parkway, Perry – 850.838.1852

First Coast Biofuels, Valero, 1170 W US Highway 90, Lake City – 386.754.2616

Glover Oil, 3109 S. Main Street, Melbourne – 321.723.3953

T-Gill Fuels Incorporated, 2103 W Herman St, Pensacola  – 850.438.5693

Quality Enterprise Towing, 550 New Warrington St, Pensacola – 850.456.3838

Biodiesel in Motion, 16215 SW 117 Ave #2, Miami – 305.259.8377

West Hialeah U-Gas, 7950 W 28th Ave, Hialeah – 305.818.0564

Sol Atlantic Biodiesel, 9695 NW 79th Ave, Hialeah Gardens – 305.246.3835

Griffin U-Gas, 4997 SW 148th Ave, Davie – 954.680.9060

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