How to check if your car will run using E10 petrol before nationwide change next week

Hundreds of thousands of cars are not compatible with the new E10 petrol which will be the standard in the UK from next week.

E10 petrol will replace E5 from Wednesday as the default at petrol stations, but around 600,000 drivers will not be able to use the new fuel in their vehicles.

The current E5 petrol is what is commonly referred to as unleaded petrol, but this will be replaced by E10 fuel which is greener.

The change is part of the government’s efforts to tackle climate change and reduce the country’s carbon emissions.

Unfortunately for over half a million British drivers not all vehicles are compatible with the new petrol .

Those who cannot use E10 fuel, numbering around 600,000 in Britain, will need to use E5 petrol which will now be more expensive – and you won’t find it in all forecourts.

The fuel change is being implemented to tackle climate change

But, how do you know if your car will be one of those that can’t use the new greener petrol?

Well, information from the European Automobile Manufacturers Association outlines who will be affected.

Firstly, if your vehicle uses diesel you won’t be affected by the change.

Secondly, you can check if your model is able to use E10 fuel on the website, here.

Some cars will not be compatible with the new fuel
Some cars will not be compatible with the new fuel

If you cannot find your car on the website then contact a dealership or check your car owner’s manual.

Some models by Alfa Romeo, Audi, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Corvette, Daihatsu, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, Hummer and Jaguar will not be able to use E10 fuel.

So make sure you double check before you fill up!

Using the wrong fuel can have negative affects on how your car runs.

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