MILLIONS of petrol car owners are missing out on better engine performance and reduced CO2 emissions as the government stalls on introducing new low-carbon fuel., claims new research.
Earlier this week the Government announced its intention to introduce E10 petrol, a lower-carbon fuel.
However, the Government is opportunely stalling on the introduction of the new fuel, which means that up to 2.7 million motorists are losing out, suggests a new report.
The fuel contains twice as much bioethanol as the existing E5 fuel and because of this it produces less carbon when used in an engine.
According to the report from the All-Party Group for British Bioethanol (APGBB) the government’s “unwarranted caution” is preventing millions of drivers from using the “optimal” fuel for their car.
The report states that almost 95 per cent of petrol cars on the road are capable of using the E10 petrol, which means the majority of motorists would benefit from it.