Concerns among car owners when E10 is introduced on 1 August

Published 17 July 2021 at 13.09

E10 contains up to ten percent ethanol instead of the five percent that the current standard gasoline contains. By gradually raising the proportion of ethanol in petrol, authorities and politicians hope to reduce fossil carbon emissions into the atmosphere, which is considered good for the climate.

But many car owners fear that an increasing proportion of ethanol in gasoline will wear more on or even destroy the car’s engine. Others point out that a car that runs on petrol with a higher ethanol content consumes more fuel, which becomes more expensive and counteracts climate benefits.

In Sweden’s largest Facebook group The petrol uprising the issue is discussed extensively.

“So the politicians have no perception of reality or technical knowledge,” comments one man. “The car pulls more and gets tougher,” writes another.

One of those participating in the debate is 22-year-old Jonas Hammar in Stockholm. He warns that not all cars can withstand the new E10 petrol.

– I have a car that does not tolerate the E10 fuel. A Toyota Avensis from 2007, he tells Fria Tider.

– I have to refuel the 98-octane E5 fuel now because they introduced E10.

Bil Sweden has produced one ready over all cars that do not tolerate the new E10 fuel.

Source: Fria Tider by

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