E10 petrol will become the default unleaded petrol sold on British forecourts from Wednesday 1 September. The fuel contains up to 10 per cent renewable ethanol, which is added to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and help tackle climate change. This compares to the 5 per cent renewable ethanol in E5 petrol, which is the UK standard currently. It has now been introduced in the UK as part of a push to meet CO2 targets.
If your vehicle is not compatible with E10 petrol, you can continue to use E5, which will remain available at many petrol stations, including those Ascona Service Stations listed below.
What if I put E10 in by mistake?
If you accidentally use E10 fuel in a vehicle that is not compatible, it should not be a major problem. Make sure you fill up with the correct E5 petrol grade next time. However, the Government warns: “Prolonged use of E10 petrol in a non-compatible vehicle, however, may cause harm and is not recommended.”
Can I mix E10 and E5 petrol?
According to the Department for Transport you can if your vehicle is E10 compliant. Its guidance says: “If your vehicle is compatible with E10 petrol, there’s no reason you can’t mix the 2 grades of petrol. “It’s perfectly safe to mix them in the same tank or fill up with E5 if E10 is not available.”
Which cars cannot use E10 fuel?
Most cars built between 2000 and 2010 are compatible, but there are some exceptions, including models from major brands such as Audi, Ford, Mercedes, Toyota and Volkswagen.
Older cars, including classic models, are more vulnerable to damage from the fuel.
The Government has created an E10 compatibility checker for drivers to look up their specific car and check its suitability. You can access the service here.
These Ascona Service Stations will be stocking both E5 and the new E10 Fuel.
Anker Service Station - Weddington Road, Nuneaton, CV10 0AD https://www.facebook.com/AsconaAnkerServiceStation
Broadway Service Station - 289 Broadway, Yaxley, Peterborough, PE7 3NR https://www.facebook.com/AsconaBroadwayServiceStation
Central Motors Service Station - East Street, Chard, Somerset, TA20 1EP https://www.facebook.com/AsconaCentralMotorsServiceStation
Chalk Hill Service Station - Watling Street, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU6 1RS https://www.facebook.com/AsconaChalkHillServiceStation
Courtlands Service Station - 397 Exeter Road, Exmouth, EX8 3NS https://www.facebook.com/AsconaCourtlandsCrossServiceStation
Crossways Service Station - Haven Bridge Road, Neyland, Pembrokshire, SA73 1QZ https://www.facebook.com/AsconaCrosswaysServiceStation
Deepcar Service Station - 74 Manchester Road, Deepcar, Sheffield, S36 2RE https://www.facebook.com/AsconaDeepcarServiceStation
Dorking Service Station - 2 Reigate Road, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1SG https://www.facebook.com/AsconaDorkingServiceStation
Enterprise Service Station - Bypass Road, Crumlin, Newport, NP11 4QJ https://www.facebook.com/AsconaEnterpriseServiceStation
Exton Service Station - Exmouth Road, Exton, Devon, EX3 0PQ https://www.facebook.com/AsconaExtonServiceStation
Forge Filling Station - A40 West, Carmarthen Road, Carmarthenshire, SA33 4NA https://www.facebook.com/AsconaForgeServiceStation
Foxcover Service Station - Durham Rd, Middle Herrington, Sunderland SR3 3ND https://www.facebook.com/AsconaFoxcoverServiceStation
Fyfield Service Station - Bath Road, Fyfield, Nr Marlborough, SN8 1PU https://www.facebook.com/AsconaFyfieldServiceStation
Green Garage Service Station - Bush Hill, Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, SA71 4QT https://www.facebook.com/AsconaGreenGarageServiceStation
Hinton Service Station - Lyndhurst Road, Hinton, Christchurch, BH23 7DS https://www.facebook.com/AsconaHintonServiceStation
Howkins Service Station - Station Road, North Kilworth, Lutterworth, LE17 6EP https://www.facebook.com/AsconaHowkinsServiceStation
Ivy Service Station - Tenby Road, St Clears, Carmarthen, SA33 4JP https://www.facebook.com/AsconaIvyServiceStation
Lomas Kington Service Station - 18A Headbrook, Kington, Herefordshire, HR5 3DZ https://www.facebook.com/AsconaLomasKingtonServiceStation
Mossdale Service Station - A6 Road, Burton, Carnforth, LA5 9RW https://www.facebook.com/AsconaMossdaleServiceStation
Parker Drive Service Station - Parker Drive, Leicester, LE4 0JF https://www.facebook.com/AsconaParkerDriveServiceStation
Parklands Service Station - A40 Northern Bypass, Longford, Gloucestershire, GL2 9DJ https://www.facebook.com/AsconaParklandsServiceStation
Southam Service Station - Coventry Road, Southam, Warwickshire, CV47 1BG https://www.facebook.com/AsconaSouthamServiceStation
Stratford Service Station - Main Road, Saxmundham, IP17 1LF https://www.facebook.com/AsconaStratfordServiceStation
Tenby Road Service Station - Lysonnen Road, Carmarthen, SA33 5DT https://www.facebook.com/AsconaTenbyRoadServiceStation
Twigworth Service Station - Tewksbury Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire, GL2 9PG https://www.facebook.com/AsconaTwigworthServiceStation
Wales Bar Service Station - Mansfield Road, Walesbar, Sheffield, S26 5PE https://www.facebook.com/AsconaWalesBarServiceStation
Wragby Road Service Station - Wragby Road East, Lincoln, LN2 4QY https://www.facebook.com/AsconaWragbyRoadServiceStation
These Ascona Service Stations will be stocking the new E10 fuel.
This is due to tank space and configuration of the site. This change is set by the Government as part of a push to meet CO2 targets. Put simply, we do not have the space to stock both types of fuel and legislation means we can only stock the newer E10 fuel.
Ambassador Service Station - Winterstoke Road, Ashton Vale, Bristol, BS3 2NP https://www.facebook.com/AsconaAmbassadorServiceStation
Ash Service Station - London Road, Wendover, HP22 6PN https://www.facebook.com/AsconaAshServiceStation
Bassett Service Station - 215 High Road, North Weald, Essex, CM16 6ED https://www.facebook.com/AsconaBassettServiceStation
Bedworth Service Station - 206 Heath Road, Bedworth Heath, Warwickshire, CV12 0BN https://www.facebook.com/AsconaBedworthServiceStation
Coped Hall Service Station - Swindon Road, Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon, SN4 8ES https://www.facebook.com/AsconaCopedHallServiceStation
Crossgates Service Station - Crossgates, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 6RE https://www.facebook.com/AsconaCrossgatesServiceStation
Desborough Park Service Station - Desborough Park Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP12 3BE https://www.facebook.com/AsconaDesboroughParkServiceStation
Glendale Service Station - Croft Road, Stockingford, Warwickshire, CV10 7EE https://www.facebook.com/AsconaGlendaleServiceStation
Gorslas Service Station - Llandeilo Road, Gorslas, Llanelli, SA14 7LW https://www.facebook.com/AsconaGorslasServiceStation
Hathersage Service Station - Main Road, Hathersage, S32 1BB https://www.facebook.com/AsconaHathersageServiceStation
Haunchwood Road Service Station - 251 Haunchwood Road, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV10 8DE https://www.facebook.com/AsconaHaunchwoodServiceStation
Heanor Service Station - 129 Derby Road, Heanor, Derbyshire, DE75 7QL https://www.facebook.com/AsconaHeanorServiceStation
Henlow Service Station - 50 Bedford Road, Henlow, Bedfordshire, SG16 6DZ https://www.facebook.com/AsconaHenlowServiceStation
Holywell Service Station - Holway Road, Holywell, CH8 7LQ https://www.facebook.com/AsconaHolywellServiceStation
Honicknowle Service Station - Crownhill Road, Crownhill, Devon, PL5 3SL https://www.facebook.com/AsconaHonicknowleServiceStation
Jacks Service Station - 375 Ford Green Road, Norton, Stoke-on-Trent, ST6 8LX https://www.facebook.com/AsconaJacksServiceStation
Luxmore East Service Station - A180 Eastbound, Immingham DN40 3BH https://www.facebook.com/AsconaLuxmoreEastServiceStation
Luxmore West Service Station - A180 Westbound, Immingham DN40 3BH https://www.facebook.com/AsconaLuxmoreWestServiceStation
Machynlleth Service Station - Heol Y Doll, Machynlleth, SY20 8BH https://www.facebook.com/AsconaMachynllethServiceStation
Manordeilo Service Station - A40 Manordeilo, Llandeilo, SA19 7BN https://www.facebook.com/AsconaManordeiloServiceStation
Morley Service Station - 6 Billacombe Road, Pomphlett, Plymouth, PL9 7HP https://www.facebook.com/AsconaMorleyServiceStation
New County Service Station - Bedford Road, Clophill, Bedfordshire, MK45 4AP https://www.facebook.com/AsconaNewCountyServiceStation
Pelcomb Service Station - St Davids Road, Keeston, Haverfordwest, SA62 6ED https://www.facebook.com/AsconaPelcombServiceStationAndAsconaFishBar
Putnoe Service Station - 122 Queens Drive, Putnoe, Bedfordshire,MK41 9JF https://www.facebook.com/AsconaPutnoeServiceStation
Ridgebourne Service Station - Wellington Road, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 5NB https://www.facebook.com/AsconaRidgebourneServiceStationLlandrindod
Shillingstone Service Station - Blandford Road, Shillingstone, Dorset,DT11 0SF https://www.facebook.com/AsconaShillingstoneServiceStation
Shoreham Service Station - 412-414 Brighton Road, Shoreham-By-Sea, West Sussex, BN43 5DR https://www.facebook.com/AsconaShorehamServiceStation
Sickleholme Service Station - Hathersage Road, Hope Valley, S33 0EB https://www.facebook.com/AsconaSickleholmeServiceStation
Southville Service Station - Coronation Road, Southville, Bristol, BS3 1RN https://www.facebook.com/AsconaSouthvilleServiceStation
Thamesmead Service Station - 1- 3 Bostall Hill, Abbey Wood, Greater London, SE2 0RB https://www.facebook.com/AsconaThamesmeadServiceStation
Wednesbury Road Service Station - 118-120 Wednesbury Road, Palfrey, West Midlands, WS1 4JH https://www.facebook.com/AsconaWednesburyRoadServiceStation