The performance concerns with E10 gasoline may worsen as the weather gets cooler.
According to experts, E10 FUEL has created some performance concerns for some drivers, which may be worsening in the cold weather.
E10 fuel was first introduced at forecourts in early September, and was marketed as a cleaner, “greener” fuel.
It contains up to 10% bioethanol and has the potential to reduce CO2 emissions from transportation by 750,000 tonnes per year.
In the United Kingdom, E10 was introduced as the new standard grade of gasoline, replacing E5.
The government has hailed this as a significant step toward decarbonisation, and the Department of Transport’s transport decarbonisation programme has been lauded (TDP).
According to the RAC, around 634,000 automobiles on UK roads are incompatible with E10 fuel.
From the year 2000 onwards, approximately 150,000 of them were constructed.
However, some drivers have noticed engine performance difficulties such as “sputtering” and lower fuel economy when switching to the new gasoline.
According to industry analysts, the colder winter weather will continue to have a negative influence on automobile engines.
Dr. Dan Clarke, worldwide head of research and technology at SulNOx Group, discussed what might happen if the temperature drops.
“Condensation occurs when water vapour comes into contact with a hot surface in cold temperatures,” he explained.
“Any space not filled with fuel will be taken up by air containing water vapour, which can happen in your fuel tank.”
“The fundamental issue is that E10’s increased bio-ethanol content likes to mix with water rather than petrol, and when both are available, it leaves the petrol and combines with the water to form a distinct layer at the bottom of the fuel tank.
“This watery alcohol combination is poured directly into the engine, and the fuel line draws from it.”
“Equally, while petrol or diesel are unlikely to freeze in the UK’s average temperatures, water vapour left in empty fuel lines can quickly freeze and prevent gasoline from reaching your engine.”
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“The key to addressing the difficulties associated with E10 is to prevent this separate watery alcohol phase from developing.”
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