New update: Car compatibility with E10 ethanol blend fuel


European automobile manufacturers have released new, updated information detailing the compatibility of cars with E10. Now it is easier than ever for motorists to be sure that choosing E10 at the petrol pump can help reduce emissions from their cars – and for all Europeans to take part in the EU effort to decarbonise transport.

E10 contains up to 10% ethanol – a renewable fuel produced from sustainably grown crops, wastes and residues that significantly reduces transport greenhouse gas emissions. It is sold in many countries around the world and is compatible with nearly all petrol cars on the road today in Europe.

E10 has been progressively rolled out across Europe since 2009 and is currently available in 15 EU countries and the U.K.. Now that the EU has set even more importance on reducing the carbon intensity of fuels, there is greater incentive for even more Member States to adopt E10 as a standard petrol grade. That, in turn, would open the door to more emissions savings with higher ethanol blends such as E20 (high octane petrol for use in downsized petrol engines) as part of the ongoing revision of the EU's Renewable Energy and Fuel Quality Directives.

To find out whether your petrol vehicle is compatible with E10, with information compiled from car makers by ACEA, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association, click here.

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