E10 fuel is rolling out across the country starting today, which means there will be a difference in how we fill our tanks.
The new unleaded gasoline is now the norm at gas stations across the country, and some drivers may not even notice the difference.
But there will be some massive ramifications for classic car drivers and those who own cars older than 2002.
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Some cars are incompatible with the new fuel and this can create a number of important problems with their vehicles.
But how do you find out if your car is compatible and other important changes you need to know about?
We’ve put together an important checklist everyone needs to know about the changes to the E10 and how to find out if your car is compatible.
What is E10 and how do you check your car works on the new fuel?
The new fuel is said to be far more environmentally friendly as it helps reduce more than 750,000 tons of CO2 from the country.
E10 will replace E5 gasoline by default, however there will still be the ’97 ‘Premium’ Octane version for drivers who may find their car is incompatible with the fuel.
Vehicles manufactured after 2019 should have a label near the fuel filler cap, clearly marked E10 and E5, which indicates the fuel that can be used.
You can check if your car is compatible with the fuel by visiting the official website.
To check the compatibility of your vehicle, you need to specify the manufacturer.
You will be shown a list of which models can and cannot run on the E10.
For Ford, for example, it means that all models sold in Europe since 1992 can use the E10, with one exception: the Ford Mondeo 1.8 SCI from 2003 to 2007.
Which car brands are incompatible with the fuel?
According to RAC, there will be car brands that are incompatible with the E10 gasoline and users should be made aware of this
These are the 10 models that, according to the RAC Foundation, will have the most registered E10 incompatible cars in 2020 (number of cars in brackets):
1. Volkswagen Golf (28,066)
2nd MG MGB (20,890)
3. Mazda MX-5 (18,162)
4. Nissan Micra (15,785)
5. Morris Minor (12,796)
6. Rover 25 (9,879)
7th MG MGF (9,352)
8. Ford Escort (8,947)
9. Rover Mini (7,614)
10th MG-TF (7,568)
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