E10 fuel: How to check if your car is compatible with the new petrol

A new type of fuel is coming to the UK to replace the “standard” fuel we currently have.

The E10 fuel contains ten percent renewable ethanol instead of the current E5 fuel, which contains up to five percent ethanol.

The higher proportion of ethanol in E10 will become the standard in reducing a vehicle’s amount of CO2, as ethanol absorbs CO2 during manufacture.

READ MORE: E10 fuel replaces regular gasoline

The Department of Transportation hopes the change will lower the amount of CO2 to reduce the country’s carbon footprint.

But for 600,000 drivers, they may not be able to use the E10 fuel. But how do you check whether you can or not?

Here is everything you can do to check that your car is compatible.

How do I check if my car is compatible with E10 fuel?

Most cars built after 2011 should be compatible with E10 fuel, but cars built before 2008 may not be compatible with the fuel.

The RAC estimates that around 600,000 cars, including vintage and more modern models, are incompatible with the new fuel.

There are a number of ways that you can check that your car is compatible.

One way is to check your car manual which should give you all the information you need. However, if you’ve lost your manual, there are other ways to check it out.

The government also has a checker that you can use to see if it is compatible. You can find it here.


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