E10 petrol panned by drivers over efficiency and ‘fuel issues’ – ‘we’re being ripped off’
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Frustrated drivers have taken to social media to criticise the new fuel after its introduction at the start of September. The fuel, which is said to be more environmentally friendly, became the new standard for unleaded petrol.
Despite this, many criticised its integration from the offset because of its lower fuel content.
The petrol is mixed with up to 10 percent renewable ethanol.
One Twitter commenter, using the handle ‘whwmia’ said: “This E10 fuel is bad vibes, since it appeared we’ve had fuel issues.”
A driver on Twitter, Trev Churchill, slammed the fuel, saying: “E10 fuel is cr*p.
“Just cost three quarters of tank from Birmingham to Blackpool and back. (sic)
“Before E10 would cost me half a tank round trip.
“Again we’re being ripped off.”
When the fuel was launched, the Government said E10 petrol can marginally impact fuel economy.
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It said this would only be around one percent, and would be almost unnoticeable to most drivers when making every day journeys.
It said any changes to fuel economy would be minimal and would depend far more on other factors, such as driving styles and the weight of the car.
Twitter user Bob questioned the introduction of the fuel and how it is affecting drivers.
He claimed: “The Government sneakily dropped that [E10] on people.
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