Its all about the E numbers!
What do the new labels on the petrol pump mean?
Petrol and diesel now have new labels at petrol stations pumps. There no need to worry or to change what you do- the fuel is the same and its just the labelling that’s been updated.
What do these new labels mean?
The labels use symbols for petrol or diesel, plus a letter and number to tell you the type and maximum percentage of the relevant renewable fuel it contains.
The fuels are exactly the same as before and petrol retailers are still likely to call then Petrol or unleaded and diesel.
Why have the new labels been introduced?
To help you choose the right fuel for your vehicle. The labels also inform you what maximum percentage of the relevant renewable fuel the petrol or diesel contains.
Petrol and Diesel, has it changed?
No its exactly the same as before but the information for the consumer is designed to be more informative.
What is E5 petrol and B7 diesel?
They are the same unleaded petrol and diesel as your currently use or used in the past. Petrol in the UK already contains up to 5% renewable ethanal and diesel contain up to 7% biodiesel. This reduces overall carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and helps the UK meet climate change targets. They have been blended into UK fuels for over 10 years.
Where will I see the labels?
At all petrol stations- on the fuel nozzles and on all new vehicle where the filler cap is located.
My car or motorbike as a label saying it can use E10 petrol, what is that?
E10 is petrol with up to 10% renewable ethanol. Its yet to be introduced in the UK but could be in the future. E10 is already widely available in Europe.
All vehicles with and E10 label can also use E5 Petrol.