New adjustments to gas stations will take effect in June, just in time for the Autumn launch of E10 fuel.
Changes to PETROL stations will be implemented during the summer in preparation for the September launch of the new E10 fuel.
From June, fuel pumps will be equipped with new labels informing drivers of the new petrol upgrades. A targeted advertising strategy that includes radio and social media feeds will also be launched.
Rachel Maclean, the Minister of Transport, will play a vital role in ensuring that the public is informed of the new measures.
She went on to say that the new campaign will assist people understand what the new fuel is and how it may help reduce pollution.
“The E10 rollout is the latest in a series of steps we’re taking to reduce road emissions, reduce pollution, and stay on track to fulfill our ambitious net zero by 2050 goal,” she said.
“Not only will this campaign inform drivers on the improvements we’re making, but it will also demonstrate to millions of motorists how the E10 launch contributes to reducing carbon emissions and making the world a greener place with every tank of gas.”
E10 fuel, which is 90% unleaded and 10% ethanol, promises to be a cleaner kind of gasoline.
The new fuel is expected to cut CO2 emissions by roughly 750,000 tonnes per year.
Following a consultation with drivers and the gasoline sector, the new campaign is being released.
The Department of Transport announced a thorough marketing effort ahead of the launch of E10 petrol in their report titled “Introducing E10 Petrol.”
Respondents favored options such as providing information at gas station forecourts and digital advertisements.
Industry experts also suggested using a vehicle checker or a car compatibility service.
Experts, on the other hand, have asked the government to issue a “clear warning” of the potential dangers.
According to the RAC, around 600,000 vehicles on the road will be incompatible with the new fuel.
As a general rule, cars registered prior to 2002 should not be used with E10 fuel because they were not designed with the new gasoline in mind.
These older cars may experience corrosion of their seals, plastics, and metals as a result of constant use.
Despite some vehicle owners’ concerns, experts have advised drivers not to be overly concerned about the alterations.
Most petrol stations will continue to supply E5 fuel, according to David Bond, a spokesperson for classic automobile experts at Footman James.
He stated, “In terms of petrol stations, there is already an agreement.” Brinkwire Summary News