The UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association (UKIFDA) fully supports the proposal by the UK government to introduce E10 from 2021 by switching from the standard 95 E5 octane premium petrol to the grade that contains up to 10% bioethanol.

According to UKIFDA’s chief executive Guy Pulham “a direct replacement is the right way to ensure successful implementation and take-up by consumers.” The association representing the liquid fuels distribution industry has submitted its response to a government consultation on the E10 introduction, it said this month. The consultation, which closed on May 3, followed a call for evidence by the government in 2018.

With respect to the timetable, UKIFDA agrees with the proposed six months’ notice for industry and consumers but wants the implementation period to be three rather than two months long. It thinks that the ideal implementation time is the final quarter of 2021.

The UK government plans to keep the availability of E5 in the super grade only to meet the needs of owners of older or classic cars.

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