Energy Department Launches Alternative Fueling Station Locator App
November 13, 2013
The Energy Department on November 7 launched a new mobile app to help drivers find stations that provide alternative fuel for vehicles. Developed by the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) with support from the Energy Department, the Alternative Fueling Station Locator app provides information on more than 15,000 stations across the country. Users can search for stations that offer electricity, biodiesel (B20), natural gas (compressed and liquefied), ethanol (E85), hydrogen, and propane. After the user selects a fuel, the app maps the stations closest to his or her current location. The app also includes the stations' addresses, phone numbers, and operating hours. Using the app's filters, drivers can also search for stations that meet certain parameters, such as whether the station is open to the public and what payment methods it accepts.
Alternative fuel vehicles produce fewer greenhouse gases and harmful emissions than their conventional counterparts and reduce the United States' dependence on imported oil. This app is just the latest tool the Energy Department has made available to help drivers find the right vehicle and fuel that suits their needs. It is a mobile version of the Alternative Fueling Station Locator, one of 15 fuel-saving tools available on the Department's Alternative Fuels Data Center. The Alternative Fueling Station Locator app is available for the iPhone and iPad at no cost from the Apple App Store. See the Energy Department Progress Alert and the Alternative Fuel Data Center website.