After the launch of E10 gasoline, classic car owners should be aware that fuel may become a “more specialist item.”
When the new E10 gasoline is released next month, classic car owners may find it more difficult to fill up their tanks.
At this time, AA technical specialist Greg Carter believes it is unlikely that petrol stations will stop selling E5 fuel, which is required by antique car owners. He did caution, though, that drivers would have to “wait and see” if E5 gasoline was still supplied in garages in the future.
He went on to say that procuring the current E5 fuel could become a “specialized thing,” putting further strain on historic automobile owners.
Owners of classic cars have been advised not to use the new fuel since their vehicles are likely to be incompatible.
Instead, they’ve been advised to pay more for the current E5 fuel, which will be available at gas stations as a temporary protective grade.
“I’ve been involved in talks with DfT and people like that for a couple of years now about this,” Mr Carter added.
“I haven’t heard a single rumor that E5 will be phased out completely.
“They’re keeping it in super grade, which means it’ll be more expensive.”
“However, I believe we will be looking at outlawing the sale of ICE vehicles by 2030.
“Petrol and diesel automobiles are having a difficult time right now.
“I suppose it’s just one of those wait-and-see situations, isn’t it?
“I believe old cars will always have a place on the road.
“Trying to find the fuel for it might become much more of a specialist thing.”
The new E10 fuel will be available in September, with the goal of reducing CO2 emissions by 750,000 tonnes.
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The government has stated that selected fuel suppliers would be required by law to provide protection for E5 fuel in the protective grade.
The government has stated that this will be revisited in five years to verify that it is still appropriate.
The investigation will look into whether older vehicles have a “viable and widely available replacement.”
However, they indicated that the E5 protection grade will most likely remain in place.
The new fuel will be available starting next month. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”