E10 Petrol And What It Means For Your Car

Posted by on Jul 28, 2020 in News

E10 Petrol And What It Means For Your Car

The new lower carbon petrol, E10 petrol is made with 10% ethanol and is going to be introduced into the UK filling station supposedly in the early months of 2021. In this blog we are going to discuss what this means for your cars.

The E10 petrol is part of a plan to make emissions from cars better for the environment, biofuels are being combined into petrol and diesel. In the current E5 pumps at filling stations there is a 5% blend of bioethanol. When the new E10 petrol is introduced in 2021 there will be a 10% blend with bioethanol to make car emissions cleaner. This is all part of a government plan that by 2050 they hope that there will be zero carbon emissions. E10 petrol is currently available in the UK but extremely hard to get hold of as there is still a possibility that some older cars will not run on the new petrol.

What This Will Mean For Car Owners

When the eco- friendly petrol is introduced into the UK there will be signs on newer cars and petrol pumps to state that E10 is compatible, petrol caps will have stickers on the inside. Any cars that were produced after 2011 have been pre-approved to use the E10 petrol, so if your car is younger than the 1st January 2011 you are safe and able to use it. There should be no difference other than helping the environment. You should be able to travel just as far per litre as you can now.

The simple switch to E10 petrol will allow the UK as a whole to reduce the environmental impact of every journey made. Making the change is the equivalent of taking 350,000 cars off the road and reduces the CO2 emissions by 750,000 tonnes per year. To get in touch with the team here at Off Rhodes Garage call us on 01748 811 500 or visit www.offrhodesgarage.co.uk