E10 fuel changes: Ten popular cars which will be incompatible with new petrol in September

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E10 fuel is set to be rolled out into forecourts in September and will offer a more environmentally friendly approach to fossil fuels. It is made with 10 percent bioethanol, compared to the current petrol in use, which only uses five percent bioethanol.

This represents the biggest change to forecourts since four-star petrol was banned 20 years ago.

The new changes mean that CO2 emissions could be reduced by 750,000 tonnes per year.

All cars built after 2011 are safe and can use E10 fuel without risk.

It is estimated that almost one million cars across the UK will not work with the new E10 fuel.

The Government have launched a car tracker for motorists to see whether their vehicle will be compatible with the new fuel.

It does however warn drivers: “The information is subject to change and we cannot guarantee its accuracy. If your vehicle is fitted with replacement parts this will also affect its accuracy.

“DfT and its partners will not be liable for any damage to your vehicle as a result of you using this service.

“It’s your responsibility to make sure you use the right fuel for your vehicle.”

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The RAC Foundation have published a list of the 10 most popular models that will have the most registered E10-incompatible cars in 2020.

The most common car which is set to be affected is the Volkswagen Golf, with more than 28,000 cars set to be affected.

This includes the Golf mark four and mark five which were released between October 2001 and October 2006.

In second place the MG MGB, a classic two-door sportscar which was manufactured from 1962 until 1980.

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