Classic Chevy/Hummer of Grapevine, Texas, installs E85, biodiesel pumps

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    Classic Chevy/Hummer of Grapevine, Texas, installs E85, biodiesel pumps

    Car Dealer Opens E85 Station



    CleanFUEL Distribution and General Motors held a grand opening event for a new E85 fueling station in Grapevine, Texas owned by Classic Chevy/Hummer. Over 3,200 gallons of E85 sold for 85 cents per gallon this morning to celebrate the opening.

    Classic Chevrolet/HUMMER spent more than $500,000 to install nine pumps dedicated to E85, E10 and biodiesel at its new Classic Clean Fuels station.

    In 2007, the Hummer dealership sold more Chevrolet trucks than any dealership within the United States. Charles Martin, general manager of Classic Chevrolet/Hummer said, “We sell a lot of trucks capable of running on alternative fuels like E85 and, even though there has been some increased availability, we saw a need for more E85 pumps where drivers could fill up. This was the right thing for us to do for our customers and it’s good for the Metroplex.”

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    Re: Classic Chevy/Hummer of Grapevine, Texas, installs E85, biodiesel pumps

    Most expensive ethanol in the state i bet!
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    Re: Classic Chevy/Hummer of Grapevine, Texas, installs E85, biodiesel pumps

    Over 3,200 gallons of E85 sold for 85 cents per gallon this morning to celebrate the opening.
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    Most expensive ethanol in the state i bet!

    You lose that bet on the first day!

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    Re: Classic Chevy/Hummer of Grapevine, Texas, installs E85, biodiesel pumps

    Quote Originally Posted by DoomsDave View Post
    You lose that bet on the first day!
    You use a one day price to tabulate that he is wrong?

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    Re: Classic Chevy/Hummer of Grapevine, Texas, installs E85, biodiesel pumps

    I'm sorta guessing the 85 cents was an introductory price?
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    Re: Classic Chevy/Hummer of Grapevine, Texas, installs E85, biodiesel pumps

    Quote Originally Posted by CJ Thunder View Post
    You use a one day price to tabulate that he is wrong?
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    I'm sorta guessing the 85 cents was an introductory price?
    But, he is right. 85 cents would not be the most expensive in the state.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hrcslam View Post
    But, he is right. 85 cents would not be the most expensive in the state.
    Well an introductory rate to draw customers is always the idea.

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    Re: Classic Chevy/Hummer of Grapevine, Texas, installs E85, biodiesel pumps

    I will now have to go check that out when I go home. That place is huge and is just down the street from my house. Thats even the place where I bought my Saturn. I'm glad that Classic is being proactive about the energy issue. My mom's next car is going to be a diesel Mercedes GL so she can go here and fill up on the cheaper biodiesesl as well... Does it sound like I love Classic Chevrolet yet...
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    called it! this needs to be widespread.
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    Re: Classic Chevy/Hummer of Grapevine, Texas, installs E85, biodiesel pumps

    Quote Originally Posted by CJ Thunder View Post
    Well an introductory rate to draw customers is always the idea.
    Agreed, but i think the intention was a joke on technicalities.

    Quote Originally Posted by chakis24 View Post
    called it! this needs to be widespread.
    I agree 100%. If all GM dealerships did this the the image of GM being green would improve dramatically at a rapid pace. Toyota might even have a hard time competing. This would also allow many non-GM owners to view the new products (free advertising). And, this would help create many more refueling stations across the country. If every GM dealership did this GM would be praised tremendously by the press and consumers for their efforts to provide a resource that is hard to come by; and an environmentally friendly one to boot.

    Oh yeah, it will also give GM another source of revenues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hrcslam View Post
    Agreed, but i think the intention was a joke on technicalities.



    I agree 100%. If all GM dealerships did this the the image of GM being green would improve dramatically at a rapid pace. Toyota might even have a hard time competing. This would also allow many non-GM owners to view the new products (free advertising). And, this would help create many more refueling stations across the country. If every GM dealership did this GM would be praised tremendously by the press and consumers for their efforts to provide a resource that is hard to come by; and an environmentally friendly one to boot.

    Oh yeah, it will also give GM another source of revenues.

    As log as they are only the reseller. I don't want my fuel for my car to come from the makers of that car. To many ways they can play with the price.

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    Re: Classic Chevy/Hummer of Grapevine, Texas, installs E85, biodiesel pumps

    I wonder what the dealership paid per gallon. Sounds like a very clever loss-leader to me, which is fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bone View Post
    I wonder what the dealership paid per gallon. Sounds like a very clever loss-leader to me, which is fine.
    with the amount of business they run through their Chevy store (they also have a Hummer store, Mazda, Lincoln-Mercury, and others i can't recall at the moment) i don't think they're hurting. the free advertising they got on the TV and radio news makes up for it, i'm sure. what a brilliant move for them though, a green fuel station. genius.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CJ Thunder View Post
    As log as they are only the reseller. I don't want my fuel for my car to come from the makers of that car. To many ways they can play with the price.
    yeah, they can play with the price, but they cant that much. noone will buy ethanol if it is not priced correctly- there is zero reason to for most consumers (which is to save money). gm is forced to keep the price low if they plan on selling any ethanol to consumers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chakis24 View Post
    yeah, they can play with the price, but they cant that much. noone will buy ethanol if it is not priced correctly- there is zero reason to for most consumers (which is to save money). gm is forced to keep the price low if they plan on selling any ethanol to consumers.
    And to add to that, the U.S Government did something right and put restrictions on gas price differentials for certain areas and they also restrict the amount of profits that everyone can make (on the distributor side at least).

    Remember hearing about some gas stations being fined by the government for prices that were much much lower than the competitors in their area? I do.
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