The United Kingdom has become the first country on earth to start selling environmental friendly petrol, dubbed; E10 petrol, at fuel pumps across the length and breadth of the country.
“E10 petrol – which is blended with up to 10% renewable ethanol and made up of materials such as low-grade grains, sugars and waste wood, making it greener than existing petrol – could cut transport CO2 emissions by 750,000 tonnes per year, which is the equivalent of taking 350,000 cars off of UK roads. The move will help us reach our climate change goals as we prepare to host COP26 this November and makes it easier for people across the country to switch to greener lifestyles,” a statement on the UK government’s website reads.
A recent research conducted by officials shows that 95 percent of cars in the UK are compatible with the E10 petrol, while about 600,000 cars are not compatible, which means those cars can still use the E5 petrol, which does not help in cutting carbon emissions.
The government has since launched an E10 checker for car owners in the country to use to check their vehicle’s compatibility with the E10 petrol, which according to government, will not cost more than the E10.
Below are the car models that are not compactible with the new petrol, the gamechanger E10;
1. Volkswagen Golf: 28,066
2. MG MGB: 20,890
3. Mazda MX-5: 18,162
4. Nissan Micra: 15,785
5. Morris Minor: 12,796
6. Rover 25: 9,879
7. MG MGF: 9,352
8. Ford Escort: 8,947
9. Rover Mini: 7,614
10. MG TF: 7,568