What is E10 fuel?
E10 Fuel isn’t entirely new and is already available across Europe, America and Australia.
E10 is a standard of petrol containing up to 10 per cent ethanol .E10 involves increasing the proportion to ten per cent. At the moment, E5 fuel is used in the UK, which means that up to five per cent is made up of ethanol instead.
Why is the fuel changing to E10?
The government are trying to drive down vehicle emissions, with its 2030 ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars being a key part of this plan. Making the switch to E10 fuel will help in the short term as the higher ethanol content will help reduce emissions from cars already on the road. It is predicted that introducing E10 is the equivalent to taking 350,000 cars off the road.
Can my car use E10?
The majority of vehicles in use today are approved to be fuelled with the petrol will be able to run perfectly normally on E10, however some of the older vehicles aren’t.
What to do if you put E10 petrol in a non-compatible vehicle
Next time you need to fill your car up, fuel up using E5 (‘97+ octane). Filling up with a single tank of E10 petrol into a vehicle that isn't compatible, shouldn't cause major problems or cause engine damage. Just ensure you don't fuel up with the wrong petrol next time. Unlike putting petrol into a diesel engine, you shouldn’t need to drain the tank however prolonged use of the incorrect fuel may cause harm and isn't recommended.
E10 petrol is cleared for use in all Audi petrol driven vehicles, excluding the above vehicles mentioned
E10 petrol is cleared for use in all VW petrol driven vehicles, excluding the above vehicles mentioned
E10 petrol is cleared for use in all SEAT petrol driven vehicles, excluding the above vehicles mentioned
All cars with petrol engines are E10 (EN228) compatible since 1st January 2000.
E10 petrol is cleared for use in all European models with petrol engines equipped with electronic control fuel injection system (HONDA PGM-FI).
E10 petrol is cleared for use in all Land Rover vehicles with petrol engines starting from model year 1996.
E10 petrol is cleared for use in all Jaguar vehicles with petrol engines starting from model year 1992.
Are you still unsure if your vehicle is E10 compatible?