Pearson Fuels – San Diego


2012

Date/Time: coming soon

Event Location:
Pearson Fuel Depot
4067 El Cajon Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92105

Event Highlights: coming soon

Contact:
Camy Johnson, Site Coordinator
cjohnson@pearsonfuels.com • (619) 550.6670 • Host Page twitterfacebookfoursquare

 

 

2010

Sponsors/Partners: DB&S Shell, Silvas Oil, Claire’s Chevron, The Oceansider,
Willow Pass Chevron, Bressi Ranch Shell

Attendance: 1,378 consumers


Event Highlights: Pearson Fuels and Black Diamond Chevron celebrated National
Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey by offering ethanol (E85) to all area E85
compatible flexible fuel vehicles at well below cost at six of their fueling locations. Through this program, area residents were reminded that there are real alternatives
to oil dependence for this country and it is being demonstrated every day through
Pearson Fuels.


Pearson’s General Manager Mike Lewis announced, “We know there are literally tens of thousands of flexible fuel vehicle owners in the Bay Area who have been burning imported oil in their vehicles for years while a domestically produced, renewable and cleaner burning fuel is available right down the street. We are offering this thank you to our
thousands of regular customers to come by and enjoy below cost prices on E85 for the day. But, just as importantly, we want to take away every excuse a person has to not give this fuel a try. If your gas cap is yellow or your gas door says UNLEADED AND E85 FUEL ONLY, you can use this fuel. The manufacturer of your car made it to run on E85, so why burn gasoline?”

Pearson Fuels opened in 2003 as the world’s first alternative fuel station. Specializing in bringing alternative fuels to the public, Pearson brought the first ethanol station to the state of California, the first biodiesel station to San Diego, and the county’s first dual pressure CNG station. Pearson featured San Diego’s largest electric vehicle charging facility, the county’s first propane vehicle fueling station, and was the first independent station in San Diego to offer ultra low sulphur diesel. Three grades of gasoline rounded the offering to a total of ten different vehicle fuels. This was the first time a facility like this had ever been built.

The original concept for Pearson Fuels grew out of the Department of Energy’s Clean Cities Program. Pearson currently operates fourteen alternative fueling
stations throughout California.

Contact: Kim Merrill
kim@merrillmarcom.com

619-857-2782

Host Page

 

2008

Pearson Fuels conducted nine different Odyssey events in partnership with numerous other groups and organizations, drawing nearly 600 attendees, including fleet operators and the general public.

1. Host Site Coordinators: Pearson Fuels and San Diego Ecocenter for Alternative Fuel Education, San Diego, CA

Event Type: Exhibits, Information Booths, Alternative Fuel Vehicle Displays and Educational Seminar

Sponsors/Partners: San Diego Clean Fuels Coalition

Event Highlights: On October 3rd, Pearson Fuels celebrated it’s 5th anniversary as the nations’ first alternative fuel station and the ongoing success of the Eco Center for Alternative Fuel Education. A local elementary school participated in the event by touring the facility during the educational field trip. The event also featured presentations by assembly person, Lori Saldana, Mike Lewis of Pearson Fuels, and an expert on the Pickens’ Plan for Natural Gas Vehicles. Many alternative fuel vehicles were on display as were various booths with information on several types of alternative fuels. E85 was available for $1.85 per gallon along with free food and drink to the public. This event was also the first of many for Pearson Fuels who is leading the way for E85 to becoming a more common alternative in many gas stations by celebrating not only it’s own anniversary but also the ribbon cuttings and groundbreakings for an additional eight stations.

2. Host Site Coordinator: Pearson Fuels, San Jose, CA

Event Type: Groundbreaking Ceremony for San Jose’s First E85 Station

Sponsors/Partners: SCAG Clean Cities

Event Highlights: On October 15th, the ceremonial groundbreaking for San Jose’s first E85 station (Chevron) was full of excitement with informational displays on alternative fuels and renewable energy. Also available for viewing were many different alternative fuel vehicles as well as free food and refreshments for the public.

3. Host Site Coordinator: Pearson Fuels, Perris, CA

Event Type: Groundbreaking Ceremony for Riverside County’s First E85 Station

Sponsors/Partners: Western Riverside County Clean Cities Coalition and SCAG Clean Cities

Event Highlights: On October 8th, the ceremonial groundbreaking for Riverside County’s first E85 station (Joe’s 76) was full of excitement with informational displays on alternative fuels and renewable energy. Also available for viewing were many different alternative fuel vehicles as well as free food and refreshments for the public. This station, which is right off the highway, will serve as a stopping point for many travelers along this stretch of asphalt. Many alternative fuel vehicle owners find traveling extremely difficult because there are so few stations in California who offer these fuels. With this station being at the location it is, Pearson Fuels will have once again helped out those people who are asking for a better way to travel – by going GREEN!

4. Host Site Coordinator: Pearson Fuels, Beaumont, CA

Event Type: Groundbreaking Ceremony for Inland Empires First E85 Station

Sponsors/Partners: Western Riverside County Clean Cities Coalition and SCAG Clean Cities

Event Highlights: On October 8th, the ceremonial groundbreaking for the Inland Empires first E85 station (Chevron) was full of excitement and fun with information displays on alternative fuels and renewable energy. This also marked the third California

5. Host Site Coordinators: Pearson Fuels and San Diego Ecocenter for Alternative Fuel Education, San Diego, CA

Event Type: Exhibits, Information Booths, Alternative Fuel Vehicle Displays and Educational Seminar

Sponsors/Partners: San Diego Clean Fuels Coalition

Event Highlights: On October 3rd, Pearson Fuels celebrated it’s 5th anniversary as the nations’ first alternative fuel station and the ongoing success of the Eco Center for Alternative Fuel Education. A local elementary school participated in the event by touring the facility during the educational field trip. The event also featured presentations by assembly person, Lori Saldana, Mike Lewis of Pearson Fuels, and an expert on the Pickens’ Plan for Natural Gas Vehicles. Many alternative fuel vehicles were on display as were various booths with information on several types of alternative fuels. E85 was available for $1.85 per gallon along with free food and drink to the public. This event was also the first of many for Pearson Fuels who is leading the way for E85 to becoming a more common alternative in many gas stations by celebrating not only it’s own anniversary but also the ribbon cuttings and groundbreakings for an additional eight stations. event of many for Pearson Fuels who will be celebrating many groundbreakings and ribbon cuttings for the many stations they are helping to supply with E85. Pearson Fuels is leading the way in California to lend their expertise in the difficult process of building stations that are dispensing E85 to the public. The event also featured an array of different alternative fuel vehicles includingm a company vehicle from Cal Trans. There was also free food and refreshments for the public.

6. Host Site Coordinators: Pearson Fuels and San Diego Ecocenter for Alternative Fuel Education, Carlsbad, CA

Event Type: Ribbon Cutting for North County’s First E85 Station

Sponsors/Partners: San Diego Clean Fuels Coalition

Event Highlights: On October 7th, the Bressi Ranch Shell opened as the first E85 station in North County. Along with a celebration that included a blow out sale on E85, for $1.85 per gallon, the event featured free drinks and food to the public and many different alternative fuel vehicles on display for all to see. Informational material was also available as well as a local expert on renewable energy to answer questions about alternative fuels. This station was the first of many stations offering E85 to the public with the help and ongoing efforts of Pearson Fuels.

7. Host Site Coordinator: Pearson Fuels, Sacramento, CA

Event Type: Groundbreaking Ceremony for One of Sacramento County’s First E85 StationsSponsors/Partners: Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition

Event Highlights: On October 16th, the ceremonial groundbreaking for one of Sacramento’s first E85 stations was full of excitement with informational displays on alternative fuels and renewable energy. Also available for viewing were many different alternative fuel vehicles as well as free food and refreshments for the public. This is one in a series of openings in the Sacramento area for Pearson Fuels. Pearson’s goal is to see E85 not as an alternative but as a normal part of the filling up process.

8. Host Site Coordinator: Pearson Fuels, Carmichael, CA

Event Type: Groundbreaking Ceremony for One of Sacramento County’s First E85 Stations

Sponsors/Partners: Sacramento Clean Cities Coalition

Event Highlights: On October 16th, a second ceremonial groundbreaking was held for one of Sacramento County’s first E85 stations. This event was also full of excitement with informational displays available on alternative fuels and renewable energy. There were also many different alternative fuel vehicles available for viewing, along with free food and refreshments. This is one of several E85 openings in Sacramento County for Pearson Fuels, which takes them closer to their goal of seeing E85 not as an alternative but as a normal part of the filling up process.

9. Host Site Coordinators: East Bay Clean Cities Coalition and Pearson Fuels

Event Type: Alternative Fuel Station Grand Opening, Vehicle Displays (two events – Concord, CA and Hayward, CA)

Event Highlights: Two National AFV Day Odyssey events were coordinated to coincide with the grand openings of the first two E85 alternative fuel stations in Northern California. Coordination was done in advance with Pearson Fuels to publicize the events and was particularly successful at the Concord event, which was featured in morning and prime time television spots. Several newspaper articles were also received. One of East Bay Clean Cities major stakeholders was the featured photo in newsprint stories and several other stakeholders and invited guests were interviewed and quoted in the press. Numerous stakeholders responded to the call for display vehicles and there were at least 10 FFVs (flex-fuel vehicle), CNG (compressed natural gas) vehicles, and hybrid electric vehicles present, along with related handout literature.