Fuel Up with E85 at 248th
January 24, 2020

CO-OP® Flex E-85 fuel is now available following upgrades to the Otter Co-op Gas Bar and Cardlock in Aldergrove, making the member-owned retailer one of the first businesses in the province to offer the ethanol-based fuel to drivers.

This domestically produced fuel blend contains between 51 to 83 percent ethanol, a much higher percentage than regular gasoline, which typically contains up to 10 per cent. This results in a high-performance fuel with significantly reduced emissions.

“At Otter Co-op, we’re always looking for new ways to meet the needs of our members and customers and provide them with exceptional value and service,” said Jack Nicholson, CEO of Otter Co-op.

“As part of the renovations at the Otter Co-op Gas Bar in Aldergrove, we saw an opportunity to provide Co-op Flex E85 fuel, an exciting product that we’re proud to deliver at an affordable price. Drivers with Flex Fuel Vehicles can now take advantage of the technology that’s built into their vehicles and enjoy the performance and environmental benefits of this alternative fuel.”

How to use Co-op Flex E-85

Co-op Flex E-85 is engineered for today’s Flex Fuel Vehicles and is not approved for use in all gasoline engines.

Flex Fuel Vehicles are available from most major auto manufacturers and can typically be recognized by a Flex Fuel logo or yellow E-85 gas cap on the vehicle. Drivers who choose Co-op Flex E-85 can expect these benefits:

  • Renewable: The ethanol used in Co-op Flex E-85 is produced from renewable resources, such as corn.
  • Reduced emissions: Co-op Flex E-85 has a greater oxygen content than other gasoline products, resulting in a cleaner burning fuel that reduces CO2 emissions and improves air quality.
  • Performance: Co-op Flex E-85 has an exceptionally high-octane rating, which results in increased power and acceleration.
  • Flexible: Flex Fuel Vehicle owners can seamlessly switch between Co-op Flex E-85 and other gasoline products.

Drivers can fuel up with Co-op Flex E-85 at the Otter Co-op Gas Bar in Aldergrove, located at 248th Street and Fraser Highway. The recently renovated location includes a newly reconstructed Gas Bar, as well as a renovated convenience store and brand new six-lane cardlock facility.

Curious if Flex Fuel is right for your vehicle? See the compatibility list below, but always check your owner's manual or contact the manufacturer if you're unsure. 

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