E10 petrol changes: New fuel just days away as drivers question impact of compatibility

E10 petrol changes: New fuel just days away as drivers question impact of compatibility

The new petrol is made of 10 percent renewable ethanol, which will replace E5 as the new standard unleaded grade in the UK. By blending it with a larger amount of ethanol, less fossil fuel is needed, thus reducing carbon emissions and meeting climate change targets.

This is the equivalent of taking 350,000 cars off the road, or all the cars in North Yorkshire.

Mr Sticklen continued, saying: “Consumers are becoming more interested in EV’s and HEV’s (hybrid electric vehicle).

“However, they are expensive, and consumers have range anxiety.

“Petrol with 10 percent ethanol and some 15 percent ethanol blends will be consumed for the next 10-15 years but slowly declining demand.

If a driver has put E10 fuel into a non-compatible vehicle, the Government advises them to simply fill up with E5 (’97+ octane) petrol next time.

Using a single tank of E10 petrol in a vehicle that is not compatible should not be a major problem.

Unlike putting petrol into a diesel engine, drivers shouldn’t need to drain the tank. On a one-time basis, vehicles will not suffer engine damage as a result.

Prolonged use of E10 petrol in a non-compatible vehicle, however, may cause harm and is not recommended.

E10 is set to hit UK forecourts in September, although many have already reported seeing the new fuel already.

It is set to be rolled out in Northern Ireland in 2022.

Published at Mon, 23 Aug 2021 21:51:00 +0000