The Department for Transport has announced that from September, labelling of petrol and diesel at service stations is going to be changed.
New rules are set to be put in place by the Government to help motorists make sure they are putting the correct fuel in their vehicle. This will in-turn prevent ‘mis-fuelling’ and educate drivers on fuel’s biofuel content.
The EU wide incentive will ensure labels are accompanied by more specific information about the biofuel content and the fuels that you are buying. The Government hopes this will increase awareness of CO2 emissions and the impact it has on climate change.
Fuel companies have already started to create more eco-friendly fuel by combining biofuel products in with their petrol and diesel to help meet climate change commitments. Under the new rules, these blended fuels will be labelled to help motorists pick their preferred fuel with ease. Petrol containing up to 5% renewable ethanol will be labelled as ‘E5’, while diesel containing up to 7% biodiesel will be labelled as ‘B7’.
The 1st of September will see these new rules put in place, and will hopefully raise more awareness of the impact of CO2 emissions, as well as increasing the use of biofuels to reduce climate change.