is the extra cost of using Esso E5 petrol in an MG V8?
Whats in Synergy Supreme+
99 premium petrol from Esso?
Their website says "our
Synergy Supreme+ 99 petrol has more cleaning power than our regular
petrol and includes molecules whose job it is to reduce the
friction in your engine helping the moving parts work more efficiently".
They add "although
our pumps have E5 labels on them, our Synergy Supreme+ 99 is actually
ethanol free (except, due to technical supply reasons, in Devon,
Cornwall, North Wales, North England and Scotland). Legislation requires
us to place these E5 labels on pumps that dispense unleaded petrol
with up to 5% ethanol, including those that contain no
ethanol, which is why we display them on our Synergy Supreme+ 99 pumps".
Posted: 210804 & Updated: 210808
is the additional cost of using Esso E5?
From the chart below the additional fuel cost of using Esso
E5 (with zero ethanol) compared with E10 in a classic car like
an MGBGTV8 at say 29 mpg
and say 3,000 miles pa, would be £60 pa.
At 30mpg and 3,000 miles pa the comparative additional cost
would be marginally lower at £57.40.
E10 from 1st September 2021
From 1st September 2021 all forecourts in the UK will be required
to sell new E10 unleaded petrol as standard containing up to
10% bioethanol in each litre from the pump. Currently unleaed
across the UK contains 5% ethanol and is labelled E5. The new
E10 fuel will be labelled E10 on the petrol pump. More
the extra cost with various annual mileages is based on an
average fuel consumption of 29mpg