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E10 blending – saving money and protecting the climate
Since 2010, you can find gasoline grades with up to ten percent bioethanol at gas stations in Germany. This bio-fuel is obtained from plants that are grown in an environmentally friendly way. By the way, even super fuel without an E in its name contains bioethanol, up to a maximum of five percent.
Since not all vehicles can tolerate this admixture, you can see which models are suitable for E10 fuel in our DAT overview. Generally speaking, all gasoline-powered vehicles offered for sale in germany from 2012 onwards can run on E10.
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E10 compatibility of motor vehicles
Which cars are allowed to use super E10?
This list provides the answer. Here you will find all relevant vehicles from before november 2010. just check your vehicle model.
You have questions about E10 compatibility, DAT has the answers.
The bioethanol content of this fuel is up to 10 percent (around 5 percent without labeling). This results in the abbreviation E10, with the E for ethanol and 10 for the share 10 percent stands.
Bio-ethanol is obtained from plants, i.e. regenerative sources, and thus reduces emissions of the climate gas CO2. In addition, the use of renewable biofuels helps to conserve petroleum reserves. Bioethanol remains largely climate-neutral as a biofuel when burned.
E10 can only be used in vehicles that are designed for it (click here for the list). All vehicles that are not suitable for E10 must continue to be refueled with the fuel that is already blended with five percent bioethanol today. Otherwise aluminum parts or seals can be damaged.
Simply download the DAT list of E10 compatibility. Here you can find your vehicle, especially if it is an older model. The information comes from the vehicle manufacturers and importers. The list also contains the corresponding service numbers.
E10 fuel is compatible with the addition E10 marked on the petrol pump or nozzle.
For newer vehicles, you will find information in the owner’s manual. A glance at the fuel filler flap is often enough. Here you will find a black bordered E10 symbol.
no, according to the automotive industry, there are no changes in engine performance, nor is there more wear or longer oil change intervals.
Uniform statements about fuel consumption are not possible due to the different engine and control technologies. Theoretically, an additional consumption of about one percent is possible.
E10 can be financially worthwhile for you if you drive the same way, even if the energy content is lower. The price difference between E10 and E5 is several cents per liter. So if you drive a lot, you can save more than 50 euro per year.
No, because areas with a high biodiversity value, such as rainforests or peat bogs (important CO2 sinks), are protected. The cultivation of plants for E10 production may not take place here. Also, only two percent of the arable land in germany may be used for the production of bioethanol used in road transport. In the future, residual materials such as straw will be used to meet increasing demand.