A report in the Mail writes on the introduction of E10 (petrol with 10% ethanol) and that it is incompatible with some cars, especially those over 10 years old.
The European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) has produced a handy list of cars that can run on E10, a list which can be downloaded from their website here.
The website of European Biofuels is also a handy reference point for information on the Directives that have been issued on the subject of biofuels – and other relevant documentation – for those readers who wish to delve into the background on the matter of biofuels.
Obviously with no wish to mar the reputation of the press for not providing news, the Mail does not disappoint with this article hinting at the fact that fuel consumption suffers with the use of E10 – EurActiv had the story, almost two years to the day, earlier.
Finally, before those of the rabid anti-EU faction begin mouthing off about the imposition of the EU into our lives,, deciding our laws, etc etc; let us not forget that somewhere in all this the UNECE will have had their fingers in the pie – they are, after all, the UN body with responsibilities for matters transport.
* Like we don’t have sufficient “fuels” in Westminster already and we need another one?