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- August 29, 2018 at 11:31 am #163147
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Experts are warning that many popular cars are likely to be unable to use a new fuel which promises to reduce tail pipe emissions. It follows a consul
[See the full post at: Fears for owners of older cars as government consults on new less polluting fuel]August 29, 2018 at 2:10 pm #163164
Maybe interest in LPG or Autogas as it is known , will be rekindled. I run my Range Rover on LPG as we sell it and its performance is fine as are the emissions . At about 70/75 pence a litre its much cheaper than petrol . Years ago one of the major fuel companies advertised a little alcohol in their product , if it was ok then why not now ?August 29, 2018 at 9:39 pm #163167
we’ll soon all be running electric cars anyway, seems like a waste of effort. Money would be better spent on improving the electrical grid and associated charging infrastructure IMOSeptember 18, 2018 at 5:04 pm #164326
In the USA the Federal Aviation Authority does not allow these fuels to be used in light aircraft.September 27, 2018 at 12:10 pm #164739
In high enough concentrations bio-ethanol can corrode rubber (seals, pipes, etc). There are alternative materials that can withstand the damage but they haven’t been mandated fitments, only some manufacturers have used them anyway as globally bio-ethanol now has a bigger market.
There’s more in this article https://www.rac.co.uk/drive/advice/emissions/what-is-e10-fuel-and-how-could-it-affect-you/