From 1st September, ATF Fuels will become the first fuel retailer in Jersey to supply E10 petrol as standard at their forecourts.
E10 petrol contains up to 10% renewable ethanol, which will help to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions associated with petrol vehicles and tackle climate change. During summer 2021, the standard petrol grade in the United Kingdom will become E10. In Northern Ireland, this will happen in early 2022.
E10 petrol is already widely used around the world, including across Europe, the US and Australia. It has also been the reference fuel against which new cars are tested for emissions and performance since 2016.
Jonathan Best, Director of ATF Fuels, said: “We are the only Channel Island fuel distributor which has complied with UK legislation that required petrol to have a bio-fuel content of at least 5%. Now this is increasing to 10%, we will continue to support the UK government’s policy on reducing greenhouse gas emissions from road transport”.
Most cars, as well as motorcycles and scooters built after 2000 are compatible with E10.
Since E10 became the European test fuel in 2016, new cars are not only compatible with E10, they are optimised to run on it. Cars that are incompatible with E10 are mostly classic, hobbyist vehicles or are older cars.
Jonathan continued: “Although the supply of petrol with an ethanol content has not yet been mandated by the Government of Jersey, as a responsible fuel supplier we are taking the lead by driving fuel standards up, which can only be good news for Jersey’s climate change policy.”
The change in fuel only applies to petrol. Diesel fuel will not be changing.
You can check if your vehicle is compatible with E10 petrol by clicking here.