Your vehicle and ethanol

Vehicle performance and fuel economy is influenced by many factors. These include driving conditions, tyre pressure, road conditions, air conditioner usage, vehicle maintenance and how smoothly you drive overall.

Most vehicles built since 2000 will be compatible with E10 blended fuel. For compatible vehicles there should be no noticeable change to performance or drivability. The lower energy content of ethanol may lead to a slight reduction in economy, although in real-world driving conditions this will probably not be noticeable.

Read more information on how to drive efficiently.

Performance myths - vehicle diagnostics
Performance myths - ethanol fuel blends are no different

Regular servicing is essential

Regular servicing in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications is important to ensure your car operates efficiently – whether it runs on E10 or any other fuel.

Ethanol blended fuels are used in over 60 countries

While ethanol blends are relatively new in Australia, many countries have relied on it for decades. The USA is the world's largest producer of ethanol, producing over 56 billion litres in 2015 alone. When you add Brazil’s production of over 26 billion litres to this, you’re looking at 85% of the world's ethanol production.

Ethanol blended fuels are part of the mix for motorists in the US, Canada, China, Brazil and across the European Union.

E10 and the environment

Find out how E10 is produced, and why topping up with E10 is a great way to lighten the load on our planet.