New E10 fuel is a ‘huge rip-off’ to motorists as drivers complain about economy issues

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Some drivers have reported losing up to ten miles per gallon since they started using the new petrol which launched back in September. Many Express readers have warned they have even switched back to E5 and were not planning on using the new compound after suffering issues.

Express reader Irgs1 said: “I Used to get 520 miles to the tank in my Porsche.

“Now it’s 470 on [the] same driving routes.

“That’s an extra £20 per week. Hardly economical.”

Pieman2 added: “As for me I tried E10 and lost up to 10 MPG so will never use it again.”

Reader Brock The Elder said: “Should only add a penny to the cost per litre.”

“My car takes E10 but is it the same blend as E10 in Europe?

“Yes my car coughs and splutters and it’s brand new.”

Express reader Seasider2 added: “This is a huge rip-off of the motorist.

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“I’m finding that E10 is returning 25 percent less mpg than I was previously getting on standard 95 octane.

“I note also that in my part of Norfolk, to “downgrade” to E5 (now upgraded to 97 octane) incurs an average 5.5 pence per litre cost increase.”

The Department for Transport has previously wanted drivers could face fuel economy concerns after using E10.

They warned drivers would lose around one or two percent when using the new fuel but the impact would depend on “driving style”.

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