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Know Your Fuel - Standard Petrol is Changing to E10

E10 petrol has become the default unleaded petrol sold on forecourts from 1 September 2021.

The fuel contains up to 10 per cent renewable ethanol, which is added to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and help tackle climate change.

The change in fuel applies to petrol only. Diesel fuel will not be changing.

Almost all (95%) petrol-powered vehicles on the road today can use E10 petrol and all cars built since 2011 are compatible.

If your petrol vehicle or equipment is not compatible with E10 fuel, you will still be able to use E5 by purchasing the ‘super’ grade (97+ octane) petrol from most filling stations.

Petrol pumps will clearly label petrol as either E10 or E5.

Find out if your car is compatible by using the GOV.uk checker tool.


Know Your Fuel - Standard Petrol is Changing to E10

Information we have on makes and models at Vospers:

Abarth

All models from model year 2008 are suitable for use with E10 petrol.
Older models should use E5. To be sure, click here to use the GOV.uk checker tool.


Alfa Romeo

E10 petrol is cleared for use in all new Alfa Romeo models with petrol engines produced from 1st January 2011.
In addition, E10 petrol is cleared for use in the following Alfa Romeo models with petrol engines:

  • MiTo (all engines)
  • Giulietta (all engines)
  • 159: 1.8 16V, 1.8 TBi 16V, 3.2 JTS V6
  • Brera: 1.8 TBi 16V, 3.2 JTS V6
  • Spider: 1.8 TBi 16V, 3.2 JTS V6
  • 8C: 4.7 32V

If the above does not apply to your vehicle, use E5 petrol. To be sure, click here to use the GOV.uk checker tool.


Dacia

E10 is cleared for use in all petrol driven Dacia vehicles.


Fiat

E10 petrol is cleared for all Fiat vehicles with petrol engines starting from 1st January 2001 (Euro 3 emission level), except the following vehicles:

  • Barchetta: 1.8 litre
  • Bravo/Brava (Type 182): 1.6 litre
  • Doblò: 1.6 litre
  • Marea: 1.6 and 2.0 litre
  • Multipla: 1.6 litre
  • Palio: 1.6 litre
  • Punto (Type 188): 1.8 litre
  • Stilo: 1.6 litre (only displacement 1.596 cm3), Stilo 1.8 litre and Stilo 2.4 litre

Owners of these vehicles, and Fiat cars from before 2001 should continue to use E5 petrol. To be sure, click here to use the GOV.uk checker tool.


Ford

E10 is cleared for use in all petrol driven Ford models sold in Europe since 1992 excluding:

  • Ford Mondeo 1.8 SCI from 2003 to 2007.This model and Ford models sold before 1992 should continue to use E5.

Please note: Personal imports not approved by Ford of Europe are not included in the above statements.

To be sure, click here to use the GOV.uk checker tool.


Jeep

E10 petrol is cleared for use in the following Jeep models with petrol engines:

  • Jeep Cherokee (KJ) - all engines
  • Jeep Cherokee (XJ) - all engines
  • Jeep Cherokee (KL) - all engines
  • Jeep Commander (WH) - all engines
  • Jeep Compass (PK) - all engines
  • Jeep Compass (MX) - all engines
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee (WH) - all engines
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee (WJ) - all engines
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee (WK) - all engines
  • Jeep Patriot (PK) - all engines
  • Jeep Renegade (BU) - all engines
  • Jeep Wrangler (JK) - all engines
  • Jeep Wrangler (TJ) – all engines

Models not listed should continue to use E5 petrol. To be sure, click here to use the GOV.uk checker tool.


Mazda

E10 petrol is cleared for use in all models with petrol engines introduced in and from the year 2002, Mazda6 (GG/GY) and models with petrol engines introduced thereafter, namely:

*Mazda 2 (dy/de) *.Mazda 3 (bk/bl) *Mazda 5 (cr/cw) *Mazda mx-5 (nc) *Mazda cx-5 (ke) *Mazda 6 (gg/gy/gh) *Mazda cx-7 (er) *Mazda cx-9 (tb) *Mazda rx-8 (se)

Conditions are that the vehicle has not been modified and original parts have been used for maintenance and repair.
Older models, and those not listed above should continue to use E5 petrol. To be sure, click here to use the GOV.uk checker tool.

However, the minimum octane number of the petrol (95 or 98) prescribed by the manufacturer must be respected.


Nissan

E10 petrol is cleared for use in all models with petrol engines from 1st January 2000.
Older petrol models should continue to use E5. To be sure, click here to use the GOV.uk checker tool.


Peugeot

All cars with petrol engines are E10 compatible since 1st January 2000.
Older petrol models should continue to use E5. To be sure, click here to use the GOV.uk checker tool.


Renault

E10 petrol is cleared for use in Renault petrol vehicles marketed since 1st January 1997, except for the following models:

  • Megane 1 with 2.0 litre F5R direct injection petrol engine (1999 – 2003)
  • Laguna 2 with 2.0 litre F5R direct injection petrol engine (2001 – 2003)
  • Laguna 2 with 2.0 litre F4R Turbo engine (2000 – 2002)
  • Espace 4 with 2.0 litre F4R Turbo engine (2000 – 2002)
  • Velsatis with 2.0 litre F4R Turbo engine (2000 – 2002)
  • Avantime with 2.0 litre F4R Turbo engine (2000 – 2002)

Owners of vehicles listed above, or petrol Renault cars built before 1997 should continue to use E5 petrol. To be sure, click here to use the GOV.uk checker tool.


SEAT

E10 petrol is cleared for use in SEAT vehicles with petrol engines except the following models with the first generation of FSI engines:

  • Toledo 2.0 litre (110kW) FSI ‘BLR’ manufactured from September 2004 to November
  • Leon 2.0 litre (110kW) FSI ‘BLR’ manufactured from July 2005 to November 2005
  • Altea 2.0 litre (110kW) FSI ‘BLR’ manufactured from May 2004 to November 2005

NOTE: If your vehicle is listed above you should continue to use E5 petrol. To be sure, click here to use the GOV.uk checker tool.