Not only have petrol prices gone up “very slightly” at the pumps since E10 was launched but its efficiency had also been questioned. Channel founder Jack said drivers would end up “having to use more” fuel due to the lower energy content of the new compound.
This was more than 10 times what the Government had predicted in its E10 impact assessment where a fall of 0.2 percent had been predicted.
The AA warned this could “negate” the impact of lower fuel efficiency from a cost perspective.
However, no cost savings were passed onto motorists who have only experienced price rises since the fuel was launched.
According to GOV.UK, petrol prices rise from 134.66p to 134.76p on the week E10 was launched.