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E10 SWITCHOVER CHECKER: DfT urge motorists to use new online E10 petrol compatibility checker

Fuel pumps are set to look a little different this summer as a nationwide information campaign on the introduction of E10 petrol kicks off.

Starting in mid-June the Government are due to start a campaign raising awareness of the greener fuel and how its rollout will help the UK to 'build back greener'.

As well as promoting the benefits of E10 – which is petrol blended with up to 10% renewable ethanol, making it greener than existing petrol – the campaign will encourage motorists to check their vehicle is compatible with the fuel.

The Department for Transport (DfT) are advising motorists to use the new E10 compatibility checker to see if their vehicle is compatible.

Not appearing on the DfT list is taxi manufacturers LEVC. However, according to a spokesperson from LEVC, cabbies driving the LEVC TX can fill up on the new E10 petrol.

Transport Minister, Rachel Maclean, said: “The rollout of E10 is the latest in a string of measures we’re taking to cut road emissions, reduce pollution and keep us on track to meet our ambitious net zero by 2050 target.

“This campaign will not only make drivers aware of the changes we’re making, but will also show millions of motorists how E10 introduction plays a part in helping reduce carbon emissions and build back greener with every tank of petrol.”

The introduction of E10 will see renewable ethanol in petrol double from the current petrol blend E5, which contains no more than 5% ethanol, further reducing emissions from millions of cars in line with our climate change targets.

A small number of older vehicles, including classic cars and some from the early 2000s, will continue to need E5 fuel, which is why supplies of E5 petrol will be maintained in the super petrol grade.

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