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  • 07 September 2021
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    E10 FUEL

    Want to know more about the E10 fuel and how it affects you??
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WHAT IS E10 FUEL?

Here at Autosales we like to make sure our customers are happy and know the up to date information about there car. so with that in mind we also know when new information comes to light that you'll be confused and will wonder if it effects you. Well look no further as below is all the information you'll need on the new E10 fuel.

All About E10

Going to the petrol station and filling up is usually very simple, we've done it so often it becomes second nature. However, from September 2021 you may notice something slightly different when completing your next refill as E10 will become the industry standard petrol across nearly all petrol stations across England, Wales and Scotland. The new fuel label is a way of identifying which type of fuel is in the pump and how much of it consists of renewables. The E stands for ethanol, whilst 10 means it consists up to 10% renewable ethanol and could be made up of materials such as low-grade grains, sugars and waste wood, making it greener than existing petrol, 5% more than E5 fuel. The change in fuel applies to petrol only, diesel fuel will not be changing.

E10 will not be more expensive at the pump than current standard petrol. Although using E10 petrol can marginally impact fuel economy,  generally around 1%,  this will be almost unnoticeable to most drivers when making every day journeys. Utilising E10 fuel is an attempt at reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions associated with petrol vehicles in order to tackle climate change. In fact, the UK government claims that introducing E10 petrol could cut transport CO2 emissions by 750,000 tonnes a year, which is the equivalent of taking 350,000 cars off the road.

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Is My Car Compatible?

The UK government have said almost all petrol powered vehicles on the road today (95%) can use E10 petrol, and all cars built since 2011 are compatible. If your car was made in 2019 or later then it should have an ‘E10’ and ‘E5’ label close to the filler cap showing the fuel it can use. Some vehicles may not be compatible including those that are considered classic cars and vehicles from the early 2000's. However, there's no need to worry, as if you are unsure if your vehicle isn't compatible then continue to use E5 petrol in the 'super' grade format which will still be readily available at many larger petrol stations.

To see if your vehicle is compatible with E10 petrol, CLICK HERE to use the UK government's free online E10 checker!


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