Adelaide the first location for Caltex's new
high tech fuel, national pricing announced
August 26, 2010
Caltex's new high tech fuel - Bio E-Flex - is on sale from today at
St Marys and two other sites in Adelaide. The new ethanol-based
fuel is designed for use in Holden's soon to be released VE Series
II Commodore flex-fuel vehicles which will be made in South
Bio E-Flex is a high ethanol blend fuel consisting of up to 85 per
cent ethanol, blended with 15 per cent petrol, which is commonly
known overseas as E85. Bio E-Flex will be Holden's recommended fuel
for their new vehicles.
Bio E-Flex will significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions
because it is based on ethanol, which is a renewable fuel.
Motorists will be able to choose Bio E-Flex or petrol when they
fill up their flex-fuel vehicles.
Caltex has today announced details of pricing for Bio E-Flex, which
will be priced at 20 cents per litre below regular unleaded petrol
at Caltex-operated service stations where E-Flex is available in
Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney. Bio E-Flex
costs 34 cents per litre less than Caltex's premium performance
fuel, Vortex 98 at these sites.
"We believe Bio E-Flex will be attractive to motorists who would
like to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions significantly but
have had limited choice in taking action," said Manager Government
Affairs & Media Frank Topham.
"Customers will be able to reduce their environmental impact at an
affordable price. If petrol prices were at the same levels as
experienced this year, Bio E-Flex would often be priced near $1 per
litre at the bottom of the weekly price cycle."
Bio E-Flex will help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and our
reliance on traditional fossil fuels like petrol. Ethanol is
estimated to result in 18 to 46 per cent less greenhouse gas
emissions than petrol. Emission reductions from Bio E-Flex will
depend on the source of ethanol, amount of ethanol in the blend and
vehicle fuel economy. Bio E-Flex has a lower energy content than
petrol so vehicles will travel fewer kilometres on a litre of
Bio E-Flex is now available at three Caltex service stations in
Adelaide - St Marys, Salisbury Park and Woodcroft. Caltex will have
over 30 sites in South Australia and other states selling Bio
E-Flex by the end of October 2010, increasing to 100 in 2011.
"Caltex would like to thank Premier Mike Rann and Minister Patrick
Conlon for their support for the development of biofuels in South
Australia through investment in R&D and biodiesel procurement
policies for Adelaide Metro." Mr Topham said. "We greatly
appreciate Minister Conlon being here today."
Bio E-Flex is suitable only for flex-fuel vehicles, such as
vehicles in the Holden Commodore VE Series II range. The new
vehicles will also be able to use Bio E10 Unleaded, Vortex 95,
Vortex 98, or any combination of these fuels. Bio E10 Unleaded is
available at about 400 sites in NSW, ACT and Queensland but Bio
E-Flex is the first fuel with ethanol offered by Caltex in South
Australia. Most new and many older cars, SUVs and light commercial
vehicles can use Bio E10 Unleaded.
Further information is available at www.caltex.com.au
0401 300 768