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Original article from Kent Live

E10's introduction next month has seen drivers urged to check whether their car is compatible with the new petrol.

From September 1, E10 will be rolled out at petrol stations across the country, but it has already been introduced in some areas.

The petrol is not compatible with all cars, however, as those manufactured later than 2011 could be damaged or even see their insurance voided.

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The change is set to impact around one million cars across the country and you are able to check if your car will be compatible, as BirminghamLive reports.

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There are a number of ways that owners can check if their cars are affected by the change.

One of the ways is by using the Govenment's E10 checker where you put in your licence plate which tells you if your vehicle is not compatible.

However, according to the RAC, there will be makes of cars that will not be compatible with the E10 petrol and users should be made aware of them

These are the 10 models that will have the most registered E10-incompatible cars in 2020, according to the RAC Foundation (number of cars in brackets):

1. Volkswagen Golf (28,066)

2. MG MGB (20,890)

3. Mazda MX-5 (18,162)

4. Nissan Micra (15,785)

5. Morris Minor (12,796)

6. Rover 25 (9,879)

7. MG MGF (9,352)

8. Ford Escort (8,947)

9. Rover Mini (7,614)

10. MG TF (7,568)

Malcolm McKay, spokesperson for the Historic and Classic Vehicle Association, warned it was not all bad news.

He suggested E5 fuel would likely be available “for a while” due to the popularity for higher octane fuels.

He said: "It certainly hasn’t had as much publicity as the change from leaded to unleaded fuel.

"It's another of those things, I think that the classic car movement to an extent have been scared to make too much of a fuss.

"We’ve just got to find a way around it.

"E5 is still going to be available for a while but it's more a case of the Government has said it can be available.

"It’s then up to the oil companies and the suppliers to decide whether there is enough demand.

"But as it’s the higher octane fuel and there's quite a lot of younger cars that run a lot better and more efficiently on the higher octane fuel I think we will see it around for quite a long time.

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