This Summer, the standard petrol grade in the UK will become E10, and this may have implications for some older cars…
In order to reduce CO2 emissions, fossil fuels are being mixed with a small proportion of plant-based Ethanol, known as 'bio-fuel'. Currently 5% of standard petrol is Ethanol, called E5, but this percentage is now being increased to 10%, called E10.
Around 91% of cars are believed to be compatible, including:
If you are still unsure whether your Honda is compatible then:
The good news is that E5 will remain available through the 'Super Unleaded' 97-99 RON fuel grade, for example Shell VPower Unleaded. Shell VPower is a premium quality 99 RON fuel, which delivers 4% more power than the standard fuel grade, and contains 3 x more cleaning and friction reducing additives, removing built-up deposits and restoring the performance of your engine.
Pump nozzles and signage around the pumps should make it clear whether or not a fuel is E5 or E10.