E10 petrol to be introduced from September

E10 petrol contains up to 10% renewable ethanol, which is added to reduce CO2 emissions.

The government has confirmed that E10 petrol will be introduced at UK pumps from September.

The new fuel has up to 10% renewable ethanol, whereas the existing fuel, E5, has up to 5%.

The standard (or ‘Premium’) petrol grade in the UK will become E10.

Renewable ethanol is added to reduce CO2 emissions and help tackle climate change.

E10 petrol is compatible with almost all (95%) petrol-powered vehicles on the road today, including all cars built since 2011. It is widely used around the world, including across Europe, the US and Australia. It has also been the reference fuel against which new cars are tested for emissions and performance since 2016.

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