Thousands of drivers are being warned about a petrol price hike coming into force next month as a new petrol blend is rolled out across the UK.
The standard (95 octane) petrol currently available in UK pumps will be replaced by the new E10 blend by September.
However, it is only compatible with cars built after 2011, according to the government website.
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However, although 95 per cent of petrol engines can use E10, some drivers will have to continue using E5, which can be bought as super-grade (97+ octane) fuel at most filling stations.
Pumps for E5 and E10 will be “clearly labelled” and there will be no changes to diesel, the Government’s website added.
A new petrol blend is being rolled out across the country
E10 petrol contains up to 10 per cent renewable ethanol, which will help reduce carbon dioxide emissions that come from petrol vehicles and help tackle climate change.
There are reports that the new E10 blend is up to 11p more expensive per litre.
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By blending petrol with up to 10 per cent renewable ethanol, less fossil fuel is needed, helping to reduce carbon emissions and meet climate change targets.
Offering E10 petrol on forecourts in the UK could cut transport emissions by 750,000 tons a year. That is the equivalent of taking 350,000 cars off the road or all the cars in North Yorkshire.
People can find out if their car is compatible with the new blend by using the Government’s official vehicle checker at E10 vehicle checker.
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