From this week, British motorcycles will be encouraged to use environmentally friendly E10 fuel – which will replace standard petrol.
The E5 fuel will be replaced by green E10 fuel as the default petrol from tomorrow (September 1) – and will be offered above and below the country.
The move is part of the government’s efforts to tackle climate change and reduce carbon emissions to zero – the first step towards paving the way for fully electric cars on the road.
Diesel fuel will still be available but it is estimated that about 600,000 vehicles that normally run without petrol are not compatible with the E10 version.
This can lead drivers to pay for expensive Super Unleashed petrol, which is currently called E5.
Read our E10 Fuel Blog below for the latest updates and news.
It is not possible to replace the engine that is compatible with E10 fuel
The sun has asked carmakers, including Ford, Honda and Volkswagen, to make it harder for them to adapt to green fuel.
Your only option is to pay for the premium unloaded version or get a new car.
After 2011, all cars can support E10 fuel.
If your car was built after 2011, the simple answer is yes. Every petrol car made since then needs to support the E10.
Even if your car is a little older, chances are you’ll be able to put E10 gasoline in your car.
If your vehicle is older than 2000, it may not support E10 fuel.
If your car doesn’t pick up the E10, it may cost more to fill it
There are approximately 600,000 vehicles. E10 is not compatible with fuel.
The only alternative may be Super Unleaded, which is more expensive than standard petrol.
According to AA research, the average price of standard petrol was 135.4 pp per liter while that of Super Unleaded was 145.5 pp.
But you can pay 20 paisa more per liter for Super Unleashed across the country in which the price of petrol ranges from Rs 140 to Rs 160.
Esso petrol station will now sell E5 as premium ‘Synergy Supreme + 99’ petrol
Esso said it has 1,200 branded service stations in the UK.
More than 1,000 of them will continue to sell E5 petrol in the form of Synergy Supreme + 99 premium petrol.
Petrol pumps will now include ‘E5’ and ‘E10’ labels that will offer a choice without fuel.
Currently, petrol pumps are labeled whether you are using inlaid, super inlaid or diesel.
From September 1, pumps will include E10 or E5 labels so you can use the right unleaded fuel for your engine.
E5 petrol would be a more expensive option.
The E10 will not be switched on immediately, as it will not have all the forecourts at the same time.
The E10 will not switch immediately. Forkcarts across the country can start offering E10 from September and they will not change all at once.
Suraj explains: How to reduce the price of petrol and diesel.
Here’s a simple guide to saving your money and fuel:
- Make your car more fuel efficient. Keep your tires inflated, remove the roof rack and change your air angle. This will reduce the power of your engine and the amount of fuel you are using.
- Run slowly and steadily. The brake is a mini burner, so avoid slapping it. Slowing down will also save you fuel and money.
- Become a bargain hunter. Find the cheapest petrol or diesel in your area. PetrolPrices.com and Confuse.com Free to use – just enter your postcode and how far you want to travel.
Diesel and electric cars will not be affected by the changes
Anyone who drives a diesel or electric car will not be affected by the change.
Not all cars will be compatible with the E10.
All petrol cars can use E5 fuel.
Most vehicles should be able to run on the E10 after 2011 and into the late 1990s.
But some classic cars and vintage cars, except mopeds and a handful of motors, have not been able to use the E10 since the early 2000s because it would damage the motor or engine.
This could mean that petrol drivers will have to pay for more expensive “super” grade premium fuel.
E10 Gasoline – Better for the environment?
To reduce transport-related CO2 emissions, the government has introduced the E10 as standard gasoline.
Key The difference between E10 petrol and E5 Ethanol level
E10 gasoline contains 10% renewable ethanol compared to 5% in E5.
A higher percentage of ethanol in E10 helps reduce the amount of CO2 produced in the vehicle.
This is because ethanol absorbs CO2 as it is produced.
It is estimated that more environmentally friendly fuels can reduce CO2 emissions by 750,000 tons per year.