The new E10 fuel is made out of 10 percent bioethanol, rather than the five percent drivers currently use. It is said to be more environmentally friendly than the current petrol.
But the Government has warned that around five percent of vehicles will not work with it.
On the website, the Government lists a number of cars which may or may not work with the E10 fuel.
It states that any vehicle from classic car manufacturer Triumph from model year 1990 are compatible with E10.
All Victory motorcycles can use petrol that has been blended with up to 10 percent ethanol (E10).
The website does state: “Check fuel’s octane rating for compatibility with the vehicle according to the owner’s manual.”
Other classics made before 2000 like the Aston Martin V8 models are not suitable for E10 and should continue to use E5 petrol.
These models include the Aston Martin DB7 V12, DB7 I6, V8 Vantage Le Mans, V8 Virage, Lagonda and DBS V8.
If drivers are in doubt, they should consult their dealer, the manual or the inside of the filler cap.
Some Corvette models are equipped with a petrol engine and regulated with catalytic converter and lambda probe can be used with E10 petrol.
These include the Corvette C4, C5, C6, Z06, Grand Sport and ZR1.
For Chrysler’s, the Government website advises that the suitability of E10 petrol may be affected, particularly in older Chevrolet cars, through the use of non-original Chevrolet parts or through conversions.
If fuel additives are used, please observe the instructions of the additive manufacturer.
Many classic car owners will be hoping that the Government issues more guidance on which classic vehicles will work with the E10 fuel.