Alternative Fuels

clean-burning alternative FUEL

Flex Fuel E85 is an ethanol-based, clean-burning alternative to petroleum gasoline. Derived today from fermented grains and sugars, it is formulated for use in Flex Fuel Vehicles (FFVs). Comprised of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline, high octane E85 increases engine performance while improving local air quality. Unlike petroleum, E85 is made from renewable resources like corn, sugar cane, and next generation sources such as switch grass and agricultural waste material.

While Flex Fuel E85 has many benefits, it should be noted that due to ethanol’s lower energy content, FFVs operating on E85 get roughly 15-30% fewer miles per gallon than when operating on regular gasoline (US Dept of Energy). Drivers should notice no degradation in performance when running on E85. In fact some FFVs generate more torque and horsepower than when using conventional gasoline.
Flex Fuel E85
Know the Facts
Cleaner Emissions
Produces less harmful emissions than gasoline. Ethanol reduces tailpipe carbon monoxide emissions by 30%, reducing smog and air toxins, such as benzene, by 21%, and tailpipe particulate matter (PM) emissions by 50%.
Made In America
The ethanol industry creates jobs, reduces our dependency on foreign oil, and supports the domestic economy.
High Octane Rating
The 100+ octane allows E85 to be used in higher compression engines, which tend to produce more power per unit of displacement than their gasoline counterparts.
Costs less per gallon
E85 is often cheaper per gallon than gasoline.

can i use flex fuel e85?
Looking to add Flex Fuel E85 to your drive? Check for a Flex Fuel Badge or Yellow Gas Cap. Be sure to consult your owner’s manual for fuel compatibility. For more information on Flex Fuel E85, visit

where can i find flex fuel e85?
Click here to find Flex Fuel E85 at the following G&M Stations throughout California

Hydrogen fuel

The Hydrogen fuel is supplied by First Element and they have coined their fuel True Zero.  True Zero is manufactured to be safe, non-toxic and pose no environmental hazards.  When Hydrogen is consumed in a fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV), the only byproduct is water vapor with zero harmful emissions.  True Zero is produced entirely from domestic sources.  Currently, two thirds of True Zero’s hydrogen comes from fossil fuels and one third from renewable bio-mass.

True Zero Hydrogen is available at G&M Chevron ExtraMile # 83 in Lake Forest. Other True Zero locations coming soon!

Electronic vehicle charging

G&M has partnered with ChargePoint, the world’s largest Electric Vehicle Charging network, to bring you DC Fast Chargers to our convenient locations. Our Express 200 or 250 Units, charge at 200-250 miles of range per hour (RPH), with 50kW+ output.  The units have CHAdeMO and SAE Combo connectors – charging all cars equipped with the DC Fast Charging (Tesla with an adapter).

Get the ChargePoint App to find available stations, start charging, securely pay, and get updates when your EV is fully charged!