Thorntons will be hosting one final E15 Fuel Discount Day in the Chicagoland area this summer.
Thorntons has announced that the third and final Unleaded15 fuel promotion will take place on Fri. Aug, 5, 2016 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Thorntons located at 476 N York St. in Elmhurst Ill.
The Thorntons’ branded E15 fuel option traditionally offers lower cost, improved performance and reduced greenhouse gas emissions. During this event, Unleaded15 will be discounted to $1.15 per gallon, down from the average of $2.29 per gallon.
Thorntons recently hosted fuel ambassadors for on-site informational sessions. These ambassadors have been at two locations recently to provide Unleaded15 educational materials and to answer any questions related to Unleaded15 and E-85 renewable fuels.
- Session One ran Mon., July 18 through Thurs., July 21 at the store located at 601 Route 83 in Bensenville, Ill.
- Session Two ran Mon., July 25 through Thurs., July 29 at the Thorntons located on 2609 N Farnsworth Ave in Aurora, Ill.
- Session Three runs through Thurs., Aug. 4 from 7-10 a.m. and 3-6 p.m. CDT at W Hwy 176 in Island Lake, Ill.
Unleaded15 (up to 15% ethanol, 85% gasoline) provides an octane rating of 88, and is the most widely- tested fuel ever introduced to consumers. It contains approximately 15% ethanol, and is approved by the EPA for use in model year 2001 or newer cars, light duty trucks, SUV’s and Flex Fuel vehicles. This fuel typically costs less than regular Unleaded, and is believed to deliver better performance and fewer harmful emissions. Thorntons has partnered with Prime the Pump, the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity, the Illinois Corn Marketing Board, U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Illinois Renewable Fuels Association to add Unleaded15 to stores in the Chicagoland area.