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Standard petrol is changing to E10

The standard petrol grade in the UK will become E10 this summer. Currently, UK petrol is E5, meaning it contains up to 5% bioethanol. E10 petrol will see the amount of bioethanol increase to 10%.

Most modern motorcycles and petrol cars manufactured after 2011 are E10 compatible say the DVLA. However, around 5% of petrol vehicles made before 2011 will need to continue to use E5 petrol which will remain available as the super grade petrol option at the pumps.

Using E10 fuel in an incompatible petrol vehicle will not cause immediate harm but continued use could damage engine’s parts.

If in doubt about the vehicle compatibility, use the online E10 vehicle checker, found at https://www.gov.uk/check-vehicle-e10-petrol or seek further advice from the vehicle manufacturer.

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