e85 Ethanol fuel stations keep poping up – Updated State by State List

Since the last publishing of the ethanol e85 state list, the number of fueling locations in various states has jumped dramatically. Back on June 16th, there were only 637 e85 ethanol fueling stations in America. Four months later, that number has increased to 922 e85 stations with states like Minnesota, Illinois and Iowa to thank. While the numbers have been mostily positive, unfortunately, there are still twelve states that do not offer it at all. Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Vermont do not have any e85 fueling locations. What can be done to get these states in on ethanol? As with all the articles on this site, if you have an idea or comment, I encourage you to leave a message below this post. Perhaps your idea could get the ball rolling for e85 ethanol in these states.

Fuel Station State by State Data – updated 10-19-2006

STATE CNG E85 LPG ELEC BD HY LNG State
Totals
Alabama 1 1 59 0 1 0 0 62
Alaska 1 0 11 0 0 0 0 12
Arizona 31 6 63 11 5 1 4 121
Arkansas 4 0 57 0 4 0 0 65
California 179 3 235 381 31 23 30 882
Colorado 21 14 67 2 19 0 0 123
Connecticut 10 0 17 3 1 0 0 31
Delaware 1 0 3 0 3 0 0 7
DC 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 5
Florida 20 6 56 2 10 0 0 94
Georgia 19 7 48 0 19 0 0 93
Hawaii 0 0 4 5 3 0 0 12
Idaho 7 2 27 0 13 0 1 50
Illinois 14 129 64 0 12 0 0 219
Indiana 11 40 36 0 9 0 0 96
Iowa 0 53 25 0 13 0 0 91
Kansas 3 11 49 0 3 0 0 66
Kentucky 0 6 31 0 5 0 0 42
Louisiana 8 0 12 0 1 0 0 21
Maine 1 0 6 0 2 0 0 9
Maryland 15 7 15 0 6 0 0 43
Massachusetts 11 0 23 20 6 0 0 60
Michigan 15 26 84 0 15 3 0 143
Minnesota 3 271 34 0 4 0 0 312
Mississippi 0 1 36 0 6 0 0 43
Missouri 7 45 82 0 47 0 0 181
Montana 3 3 31 0 5 0 0 42
Nebraska 2 30 23 0 2 0 0 57
Nevada 16 6 25 0 28 1 0 76
New Hampshire 3 0 14 10 10 0 0 37
New Jersey 15 0 11 0 1 0 0 27
New Mexico 9 4 55 0 5 0 0 73
New York 37 6 28 0 5 0 0 76
North Carolina 11 15 65 0 39 0 0 130
North Dakota 4 23 15 0 0 0 0 42
Ohio 12 16 75 0 20 0 0 123
Oklahoma 53 4 72 0 7 0 0 136
Oregon 14 3 34 8 14 0 0 73
Pennsylvania 33 9 63 0 12 1 0 118
Rhode Island 7 0 4 2 0 0 0 13
South Carolina 5 39 34 1 35 0 0 114
South Dakota 0 39 18 0 0 0 0 57
Tennessee 4 5 51 0 30 0 0 90
Texas 20 20 564 1 38 0 2 645
Utah 63 4 23 0 4 0 0 94
Vermont 1 0 7 1 6 1 0 16
Virginia 11 4 22 0 16 0 0 53
Washington 14 4 60 0 22 0 0 100
West Virginia 1 2 7 0 0 0 0 10
Wisconsin 16 51 46 0 3 0 0 116
Wyoming 11 5 32 0 13 0 0 61
Totals: 748 922 2523 447 554 31 37 5262

Brazil selling Ethanol cars in the US soon

Compact cars from brazil that can run on 100% ethanol, e100, may soon be arriving in the U.S.

Automotoveiculos S.A says it is "close to securing medium and long-term project financing" to build 50,000 Obvio compacts every year. Zap, the California company that distributes electric and compact gas automobiles, purchased the autos and reportedly has arranged for a $700 million to finance the idea. Zap says it will have Obvios available by the end of 2007.

People may be a slightly skeptical because normal companies wait until a deal is finished before sending out press releases. Also, in 2005, Anuvu received an $11 million contract from Zap for fuel cells for hydrogen cars, but that order never materialized, and Anuvu is no longer around.

GM Says Hybrids Were Pushed for Public Relations and Politics

With all the problems faced by GM, one would assume they wouldn’t go ahead and shoot themself’s in the foot with this.

Last week, the struggling automotive giant General Motors admitted with a surprisingly candid admission: They apparently created Hybrid vehicles for the sole purpose of improving public relations and perception.

The unusual statement was given by the company’s vice chairman, Bob Lutz. "Hybrids are technologically of doubtful benefit, and expensive, but necessary from a political and public relations point of view," remarked Lutz.

"The reduction in fuel consumption does not pay for the technological content and cost of the vehicle." Nonetheless, the company is attempting to do what it can to help turn the tide in what is undoubtedly viewed as a desperate financial situation.

Lutz’s other comments consisted of…

"Toyota has said, economically, hybrids make no sense. The reduction in fuel [consumption] does not pay for the technological content and cost of the vehicle so therefore economically it remains fairly nonsensical, so that’s the left-brain analytical argument.

The right brain is it’s the popular thing to do, many people believe that if we all drove hybrids the world would suddenly get cooler again and then it’s the patriotic thing to do because if you drive a hybrid you will no longer be funding the Arab terrorists, and so forth.

So, with all those beliefs out there, you have to do a hybrid for public policy reasons."

Lutz believes hybrids are just not cost effective. But then again, GM should consider why they have lost billions of dollars in the past few years.