E10 petrol contains up to 10% renewable ethanol, instead of the previous standard petrol grade - E5 or super grade petrol - which contains up to 5% ethanol. By using this new petrol you can help to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and tackle climate change.
All cars manufactured after 2011 will be able to use E10 fuel, however, some cars manufactured before 2011 may not be compatible, including some older cars, classic cars, and cars using a carburetor. You can easily check whether your car is compatible with E10 or not through an E10 compatibility checker on gov.uk.
If your vehicle is not compatible with E10 petrol then you can still use E5 by purchasing the ‘super’ grade (97+ octane) petrol from most filling stations. Alternatively, if your vehicle was manufactured before 2011, and therefore not compatible, then you can take advantage of our fantastic Scrappage Scheme, enabling you to trade in your old car for a brand new one. View our latest Toyota Scrappage offers here.
There are many benefits of using E10 petrol. Not only does it produce a low level of CO2 emissions but the ethanol it uses is non-toxic, renewable, and easy to source. It has been estimated that the introduction of E10 petrol in the UK could cut transport CO2 emissions by 750,000 tonnes a year which will help us to meet climate change targets.
Once E10 is introduced as the standard petrol grade in the UK, it is expected to actually be cheaper than E5.
Unfortunately, the E10 will not be suitable for diesel cars as it will become the standard grade for petrol cars only.
Absolutely, using E10 petrol will not affect whether you are able to drive in, or have to pay to enter, a clean air zone (CAZ), low emission zone (LEZ) or ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ) as this is not determined by the petrol used, but your car’s Euro emissions standard.