From November 1, motorists will see “greener” E10 fuel in their front yards in a move that will bring Northern Ireland in line with Britain. The petrol is blended with up to 10 per cent renewable ethanol and will help Northern Ireland decarbonise transport as it is greener than existing unleaded petrol.
By blending petrol with renewable ethanol, less fossil fuel is needed, helping the UK reduce carbon emissions and meet climate change targets.
Introduction of E10 petrol in UK service stations could reduce CO2 from transporttwo emissions by 750,000 tons per year.
When the fuel was originally launched on the esplanades last September, the government acknowledged that it would have a “marginal” impact on fuel economy.
He warned that drivers may see a reduction of around one per cent, but it is unlikely to be noticeable in everyday driving.
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He told Express.co.uk: “We know a lot of people are looking to save money right now and these simple tips are a great start to cutting costs at the pump.
“Smooth acceleration and braking are the most obvious, but we also recommend anticipating traffic lights and slow-moving traffic, rather than hitting the ground between stops.
“Just small adjustments can have a positive impact on both fuel consumption and bank balance, especially as drivers feel cautious with the launch of the new E10.”
Despite the hesitation of his arrival, Gaynor Hartnell, chief executive of the Renewable Transport Fuels Association (RTFA), said the move was “very welcome”.
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Some vehicles may not be compatible with E10 gasoline, including classic vehicles, some specific models from the early 2000s, and some mopeds.
Because of this, E5 continues to be available at larger filling stations across the UK, with supermarkets often carrying the fuel as standard.
E10 gasoline is already widely used around the world, including in Europe, the United States, and Australia.
It has also been the benchmark fuel against which new cars are tested for emissions and performance since 2016.
For those unsure of their vehicle’s eligibility, they can check using a new online tool.
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