‘E10 is profoundly poor’: New petrol causing engine ‘knocking’ & issues with fuel mileage
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Although E10 petrol was introduced in September, many drivers are frustrated with how it has been affecting their car. This has been paired with skyrocketing fuel prices, with both petrol and diesel hitting their highest ever prices in November.
Twitter user irrelevantwaffling questioned: “Is it reasonable to suggest the ridiculous E10 petrol situation may be responsible for people not going shopping?
“I’ve certainly stuck to local shops to get Xmas presents to cut down my fuel costs.
“I’d rather walk to local stores and markets than waste petrol on vacuous gifts!”
Another user said: “I own a 2013 Peugeot 107, I’ve mixed both fuels and have used them separately.
“E10 is absolute crap, E5 is so much better.
“My car has more power with E5, and more mpg, when mixed together of about equal amounts it feels like E5.”
Other drivers have tried mixing E10 and E5 together in a bid to retain their fuel economy, including Express.co.uk reader MikeInLincs.
They said: “I have a friend who complained about the poor mileage after he switched to E10.
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“I suggested he use E5.
“He tried it and worked out that even though it was more expensive per litre, it worked out cheaper per mile.”
When it was launched the Government did clarify that using E10 could lead to a slight decrease in fuel efficiency.
This was believed to generally be around one percent and the Department for Transport said that it wouldn’t be noticeable.
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