Looking for cheap ethanol in South Dakota? You'll get your chance tomorrow when Enterprise Rent-A-Car and VeraSun Energy offer up the biofuel at a Get-N-Go station in Sioux Falls. The promotional event, co-sponsored by the South Dakota Corn Council, is scheduled to last for just 90 minutes and will feature VeraSun's VE85-branded ethanol for 85 cents a gallon. Why would the companies do this? To promote a new fleet of E85-ready vehicles at the Sioux Falls Enterprise location. The press release, which does detail where the cheap ethanol will be available and says you can get free corn dogs, corn chips and pop (full of HFCS for a corn triple play), doesn't say how many flex-fuel vehicles or which ones are in the fleet. Read more after the jump.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car and VeraSun Energy Announce First "VE85™/FlexFuel" Rental Branch in South Dakota; VE85™ Pump Promotion Set for Tuesday, March 4, at Sioux Falls Get-N-Go
What: Enterprise Rent-A-Car and VeraSun Energy Corp. are joining forces in South Dakota to promote the use of renewable fuels. VeraSun Energy and the South Dakota Corn Council will offer VeraSun's branded E85, VE85™, for $.85 per gallon to drivers of flexible fuel vehicles at the Sioux Falls Get-N-Go on South Minnesota Avenue. Enterprise will designate its first official "VE85/FlexFuel" rental branch in Sioux Falls and will hold the inaugural fueling of its fleet at the Get-N-Go.
When: Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Time: From 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., flexible fuel vehicle owners can fuel-up with VE85™ for $.85 per gallon.
Where: Get-N-Go @ 600 South Minnesota Avenue, Sioux Falls
Who: Officials from VeraSun, Enterprise and the South Dakota Corn Council will be available to speak about the benefits of ethanol and the importance of working together to improve our country's energy independence.
Beginning at noon, Enterprise Rent-A-Car will begin fueling its flexible fuel vehicles from its Sioux Falls rental location. The Taylor family of companies, which includes Enterprise, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car, owns and operates the world's largest fleet of flexible fuel vehicles – more than 73,000 cars and trucks.
Sioux Falls Mayor Dave Munson will be on site at 12:30 p.m. to fuel-up a city-owned flexible fuel vehicle with VE85™.
Prizes: Consumers who fill-up with VE85™ will be eligible for various prizes, including the chance to win tickets to the Iowa Corn Indy 250 this summer at the Iowa Speedway near Des Moines.
Other: The South Dakota Corn Council will supply free corn dogs, corn chips and a soda to VE85™ consumers while supplies last.