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05/10/2021 News

The all-inclusive guide to E10 petrol: what is E10 petrol and how will the new petrol E10 impact me?

What is E10 petrol?

E10 became the standard grade of petrol in England, Wales and Scotland on 1 September 2021. E10 is expected to become the standard petrol in Northern Ireland some time in 2022. Prior to September 2021, regular unleaded petrol was called E5.

‘E10’ means that the petrol contains up to 10% bioethanol. E5 fuel, its predecessor, contains up to 5% bioethanol.

 

Why has the new petrol E10 been introduced?

E10 petrol contains up to 10% renewable ethanol, which will help to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions associated with petrol vehicles and tackle climate change.

The switch to E10 petrol is part of the UK Government’s Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO). This commitment means that 12.4% of all road transport energy must be from renewable sources by 2032. The government has stated that 750,000 tonnes of CO2 will be saved because of the switch from E5 to E10.

 

 

 

When does E10 petrol start?

E10 has been available in Europe since 2009, and introduced in the UK in September 2021.

 

Is E10 95 octane?

Yes. E10 will become the standard (95 octane) petrol sold at forecourts from September 2021

 

How do I check my vehicle’s E10 petrol compatibility?   

The Department of Transport advise almost all (95%) petrol-powered vehicles on the road today can use E10 petrol and all cars built since 2011 are compatible. The following vehicles, however, may not be compatible with E10 petrol:

  1. classic, cherished and older vehicles
  2. some specific models, particularly those from the early 2000s
  3. some mopeds, particularly those with an engine size of 50cc or under.
    You can check whether your vehicle is approved to use E10 petrol using the E10 vehicle checker, which covers cars, motorcycles and mopeds.

I’ve put E10 in my car but it’s not compatible. What should I do?

Using a single tank of E10 petrol in a vehicle that is not compatible should not be a major problem. Just make sure you fill up with the correct E5 (‘97+ octane) petrol grade next time. 

 

Want to know more about E10 petrol from TotalEnergies?

E5 petrol remains available across the UK with use of the ‘super’(97+ octane) petrol grades. At TotalEnergies service stations this is known as Excellium petrol. The following list includes our current TotalEnergies locations, which stocks* Excellium petrol.

* subject to availability

 

Site Name

Address 1

Town

Post Code

Phone

Excellium Gasoline (E5)

1

Thirsk

York Road

Thirsk

YO7 3TY

01845 524572

Yes

2

Bryn Road

Bryn Road

Swansea

SA5 4RA

01792 873234

No

3

Tongwell

113 H3 Monks Way

Milton Keynes

MK15 8HR

01908 283500

Yes

4

Ferrybridge

Ferrybridge Road

Pontefract

WF8 2PB

0114 481 0995/6

Yes

5

Coal Aston

Dyche Lane, Dronfield

Sheffield

S18 3AB

0114 481 0993

Yes

6

Waddington

Grantham Road Waddington

Lincoln

LN5 9NT

01522 720 561

No

7

Bunny

A60, Loughborough Road, Bunny

Nottingham

NG11 6QT

0115 984 3801

No

8

Palmarsh

Dymchurch Road

Hythe

CT21 4ND

01303 265813

Yes

9

Ayra

Main Road

Mountain Ash

CF45 4LJ

01443 741 368

No

10

Norbury

70 London Road, Norbury

London

SW16 4DH

0208 679 6233

No

11

Broxbourne 

74 -76 High Road, Wormley, Broxbourne, 

Herts

EN10 6DU

01992 462264

Yes

12

Denaby

Doncaster  Road, Doncaster

South Yorkshire

DN12 4ET.

01709 869747

Yes

13

Hele Bay Garage

Watermouth Road

Ilfracombe

EX34 9QY

01271 865 432

Yes

14

Taunton Road

Taunton Road

Bridgwater

TA6 6LD

01278 426644

Yes

 

TotalEnergies now sell E10 petrol at all of our forecourts. If you want to know more about TotalEnergies E10 petrol, or about any of our other fuels and lubricants, simply contact our team and we’ll be delighted to help.

Please follow this link to learn about the benefits of E10 petrol from the Department of Transport.