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‘Absolute rage’: Driver says E10 petrol has led to fuel economy getting three times worse


E10 was first brought in at the start of September as the Government looked to introduce a new “greener” petrol. It is blended with up to 10 percent renewable ethanol and made up of materials such as low-grade grains, sugars and waste wood.

“Yes it may be better for the environment but if I get 12 miles per bar on my tank, I would be consistently stopping at every petrol station to refuel and the price of that would be far too much.

“(It would) stop a lot of people from driving full stop.

“I have filled up more in the month of September than compared to when it was the E5 fuel before September.

“Plus the prices have increased, so I pay out more and I get way less on mileage.

“I am not sure if there was any talk beforehand of this E10 fuel to be introduced in September, I have only learned about it since the petrol ‘so called crises’.”

Similarly, Express.co.uk reader MeerJabsNodig, claimed: “Doesn’t matter if it is greener, it needs to be more efficient as well!

“It’s completely useless if it is 10 percent cleaner if you need to use 50 percent more petrol to get the same mpg out of it!

“In fact that makes E10 even WORSE for the environment as you are burning MORE petrol and releasing MORE CO2 than before!

“If you get 30mpg on E5. But only 20mpg on E10.

“Then E5 is the greener fuel, NOT E10.”

A third reader, using the handle Comments Unavailable, said: “My 2021 Toyota Hybrid has dropped five MPG since E10 was introduced.

“FACT confirmed by the onboard computer and my manual tank to tank fuel check.”

There are a few ways drivers can improve their fuel economy, despite the impact of E10 fuel.

By removing extra weight, such as a bike or roof rack, the fuel economy will improve, as it can also help reduce the drag of the car, allowing it to cut through the air better.

Drivers should also stick to speed limits as research has shown that doing 80mph uses up to 25 percent more fuel than doing 70mph.

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