E10 fuel is to become the standard fuel in the UK from summer 2021
During summer 2021, the standard (or 'Premium') petrol grade in the UK will become E10 to replace the E5 standard we currently use, the change will come into effect from September 2021.
The Department for Transport held a consultation last year into introducing the new fuel and has now published its findings. The reports from the DfT said: "Having analysed the responses, we remain convinced that the preferred approach outlined in the original consultation document remains the best approach to introducing E10 in the UK".
So, what is E10 petrol? Will it affect the car you currently drive? And, can your car run on the new fuel?
Heres everything you need to know about E10 fuel:
What is E10 petrol?
E10 petrol contains 10% renewable ethanol instead of E5 which contains up to 5% ethanol. The higher amount of ethanol will assist in reducing the amount of C02 a vehicle produces as ethanol absorbs C02 as it's produced.
Can my car run on the new fuel?
Most cars produced after 2011 should be compatible with E10 petrol but older cars might not. You can check your vehicles compatibility with E10 using the government website here.
Older cars, classic cars and cars using a carburettor might not work properly with E10 so it's best to check.