During the summer 2021, the standard petrol grade in Great Britain will change from E5 to E10. The change applies to petrol only, diesel will not change.
Almost all petrol-powered vehicles on the road today (95%) can use E10 petrol and all cars built since 2011 are compatible.
If your vehicle is not compatible with E10 fuel, you can use the 'super' grade (97+ octane) petrol from most stations which is E5. Petrol pumps across the country will be clearly labeled as either E10 or E5.
If you would like to double check if your car, motorbike or moped can use E10 petrol, then please visit the Gov UK vehicle checker - click here.
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 previous standard grade of petrol in the UK, E5, only contains 5% renewable ethanol.
Here is the different advice from manufacturers sold within our group:
E10 petrol can be used in all Honda car models equipped with electronic fuel injection (Honda PGM-FI). Honda PGM-FI is equipped on all models from 1996 year model.
All vehicles manufactured after 1st January 2000
All models with petrol engines introduced in and from the year 2002, and models with petrol engines introduced thereafter. Model breakdown - Mazda6 (from 2002), Mazda2 (from 2007), Mazda3 (from 2003), Mazda5 (from 2004), MX-5 (from 2005), RX-8 (from 2002), CX-3 (all models), CX-5 (all models), CX-7 (all models), BT-5 (from 2006).
E10 fuel can be used in all Kia petrol models, without any restriction of the model or the production date.
All cars with petrol engines are E10 compatible since 1st January 2000. Older petrol models should continue to use E5.
All Peugeot mopeds from model year 2000 are E10 compatible.
Citroën and DS
All cars with petrol engines are E10 (EN228) compatible since 1st January 2000. Older petrol cars should continue to use E5.
E10 petrol is cleared for use in all following ŠKODA vehicles with petrol engines with the following exception: Felicia 1.3-litre OHV (40kw and 50kW) engines in the production years 1994 to 2001. Other ŠKODA models using the 1.3-litre OHV engines produced before 1994.