A warning has been issued to anyone owning a petrol car in the UK.
New gasoline will arrive at gas stations across the country next month – but it could damage some cars, and insurance won’t cover it.
Normal gasoline is currently E5, which means it contains 5% bioethanol and is better for the environment than using 100% gasoline.
But the E10 will be rolled out as standard gasoline from September 1. As you have probably guessed by now, it contains 10% bioethanol.
This is due to a government program to roll out the new gasoline, which he says means vehicles will emit less C02, which will slow climate change, according to the Shimmering.
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All cars and motorcycles built since 2011 are E10 compatible, like most since the late 1990s, but the government has warned that around 5% of vehicles are not.
There are about 32.7 million cars in the country, and 18.7 million run on gasoline, according to the RAC.
This means that 935,000 cannot run on the new E10 fuel without possible problems.
There are also around 1.27 million motorcycles, almost all of which run on gasoline, meaning 63,500 are also affected by the change.
You can occasionally put E10 in a vehicle intended for the E5, but not regularly, as it may damage the engine.
If you cause engine damage this way, 46% of auto insurance policies won’t pay any repair costs, according to consumer organization Which ?.
About 150,000 Britons put the wrong fuel in their cars every year, even without the E10 complication, according to the RAC.
How to check if your vehicle needs E5 or E10
A government website allows you check if your vehicle can run on the E10.
You will need to know the vehicle model, engine displacement and year of manufacture.
However, he warns: âThe DfT and its partners will not be responsible for damage caused to your vehicle as a result of your use of this service.
âIt is your responsibility to make sure you are using the correct fuel for your vehicle. “
For example, all Ford cars sold in Europe since 1992 are compatible with the E10, except the Ford Mondeo 1.8 SCI from 2003 to 2007.
CitroÃ«ns and Nissan before January 2000 cannot regularly use the E10.
All Renault vehicles on the market since January 1, 1997 can use the E10, with the exception of certain models.
These include the MÃ©gane 1 with a 2.0-liter F5R gasoline engine with direct injection, sold between 1999 and 2003.
All Harley-Davidsons sold since 1980 can use the new fuel without any problem.
If your vehicle isn’t running at E10, don’t worry. The E5 will still be sold at most gas stations with at least two types of fuel – which are most of them.
But the E5 will become ‘super’ grade fuel, rather than the current ‘premium’ grade, meaning it will cost more than the E10.
E10 is also slightly less efficient than E5. The government said you could see a 1% drop in the number of miles you get per gallon of fuel.