The new blend of petrol uses 10% renewable ethanol, doubling the current level and helping to lower average CO2 in the process. Your car’s emissions will become cleaner and you won’t have had to do a thing. Its is predicted that this switch will reduce the UK's CO2 emissions by 750,000 tonnes per year, equivalent to taking 350,000 cars off the road.
|Model||First 5 digits of chassis number (VIN)||E-10 Compatible|
|Grand Vitara XL-7||JSAHT||Yes|
What if my car isn’t E10 petrol compatible?
It’s not all bad news. Owners of non-compatible cars can still safely fill them up with the higher-specification petrol sold in forecourts, normally labelled as super or premium unleaded. This refers to the higher octane of the fuel (it’s labelled as RON 97, 98 or 99, versus the RON 95 of normal petrol), something that’s long made it the preferred fuel type for sports car owners. This fuel will remain of E5 specification, so cars of all ages can use it. But as the premium or ‘super’ option, it’s priced high.