E10 Petrol: Everything You Need To Know

Added: 10 August 2021

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What Is E10 Petrol?

To reduce harmful vehicle emissions, the UK government are introducing E10 as the new petrol standard from September 2021. It is called E10 as it has an ethanol percentage of 10%. The current E5 standard has a 5% ethanol mix. E10 petrol has the same 95-octane rating as the E5 standard that it will be replacing. To help with the transition to a new standard, pumps dispensing E10 fuel will be clearly labelled to assist drivers.

Why Is The Amount Of Ethanol Increasing?

Increasing the amount of ethanol ensures that the amount of fossil fuels used in petrol production is reduced. Ethanol is sourced from sustainable farming of products such as wheat and corn and is a greener option moving forwards. The switch to E10 means reduced CO2 emissions which is equivalent to 350,000 cars being taken off the road. The introduction of a new petrol standard will help the UK government meet its climate change targets.

The Impact Of Switching to E10 Petrol

Ninety-five percent of petrol powered vehicles on UK roads can be filled up with E10 grade petrol. E10 petrol is suitable for all cars built since 2011 and most vehicles manufactured since the late 1990s are also approved for E10 petrol. Any Honda vehicle manufactured since 1996 is suitable for E10 petrol.

For peace of mind, E5 petrol will still remain an option for older vehicle owners using the super unleaded (97+ octane) grade.

How Do I Know If My Vehicle Is Affected?

To find out if your vehicle is affected by the introduction of E10 fuel, please visit the government's E10 petrol compatibility checker. This is your go-to source for all information, insights and recommendations for the transition to E10 petrol.