What is E10?

E10 fuel is a blend of up to 10% ethanol and 90% unleaded petrol. Premium E10 is a similar blend of ethanol and premium unleaded fuel. Over the last 10 years, motor vehicle manufacturers have improved engine technology and today, more car engines are built to run on E10 fuel.

What is ethanol?

The ethanol in E10 is a renewable energy source. In Queensland, ethanol is made from grain as well as molasses from sugar cane. It can also be made from a range of other materials such as corn, beets or other energy-rich plants.

Today, filling up with E10 is a great way to improve engine emissions, advance Queensland and reduce our state’s reliance on non-renewable energy.

Who can use E10?

Most petrol vehicles built after 2000 are compatible with E10.

If your car is E10 OK you can replace your regular or premium unleaded petrol with E10 when you fill up. It’s ok to switch back and forth between E10 and other unleaded fuel types, where your manufacturer has advised these fuels are all suitable for your vehicle.

If you're unsure about your vehicle, check it's E10 OK.

What's changed?

Today, industry experts tell us they recommend E10 for compatible vehicles. See what has changed since E10 was first introduced.