The Department of Energy has created an Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center for drivers to locate a close fueling station across the country for:
Biodiesel (B20 and above)
Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)
Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)
Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Propane)
THE MOBILE ALTERNATIVE FUEL STATION LOCATOR
The momentum for alternative fuels is building and drivers want information about the location of the 5,700 alternative fuel stations across the nation. The Mobile Alternative Fueling Station Locator, available from the Alternative Fuels and Advanced Vehicles Data Center (AFDC), is now as close as your cell phone, BlackBerry, or other personal handheld device. The mobile version of the Station Locator allows consumers and fleets on-the-go to access station locations by fuel type and location. This convenient tool uses well-known, easy-to-navigate Google Maps to automatically generate maps to fueling sites and lists each station’s contact information and business hours. Detailed driving directions and an instant phone connection to the station can be accessed by inputting the link www.afdc.energy.gov/stations/m/ into your Internet-capable mobile device.
The Mobile AF Station Locator allows drivers to find the five closest biodiesel, E85, natural gas, hydrogen, propane or electric fueling sites. “Most drivers don’t realize alternative fuels are readily available in their areas. The goal of the mobile station locator is to show them that alternative fueling sites are conveniently located and available at the touch of a button,” says Dennis Smith, National Clean Cities director. “Mobile Internet access means consumers can find alternative fuel stations at their convenience whenever and wherever they want.”
The mobile station locator was developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, which manages the AFDC. The tool is sponsored by the Clean Cities initiative, a government-industry partnership sponsored by DOE’s Vehicle Technologies Program.