‘Perhaps worse is to come’: E10 petrol changes ‘taking a hit’ on drivers fuel efficiency
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The new petrol was introduced at the start of September and aimed to replace the old standard of unleaded, E5. E10 fuel is blended with up to 10 percent bioethanol and is more environmentally friendly than E5.
It is estimated that it could cut transport CO2 emissions by 750,000 tonnes per year.
Although E10 is now the new standard of unleaded petrol, many drivers have complained of its efficiency and the fuel economy it provides.
Twitter user David Reynolds claimed: “The impact of E10 fuel on MPG is still hitting me.
“Now down from 33.5 MPG to 28.7MPG from my Kia Sportage AWD.
“I assume there must still be some E5 in the tank so perhaps even worse is to come?
“Looking like I’ve taken a hit of about 15 percent!?!
“I detest this Government!”
Now, some drivers are even saying they are having issues finding E5 petrol.
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Around 600,000 cars on UK roads are not compatible with the new fuel, as the Government provides an online checker to see which cars cannot use it.
The cars which cannot use it are advised to use super unleaded or premium petrol, which have higher octane ratings, although they will be more expensive.
Another commenter, Bev G, complained that petrol stations no longer carry E5 petrol anymore.
They said: “This is the problem with my VW Polo. The model and year aren’t compatible with E10.
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