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Drivers are claiming they are mixing E5 and E10 petrol in a bit to boost fuel economy as prices increase across the UK.

E10 petrol was introduced two months ago in a bid to help reduce carbon emissions as it is made from more recyclable ethanol.

The standard petrol grade in the UK changed from E5 to E10. This means regular unleaded will contain up to 10 per cent bio-ethanol, instead of the current five per cent.

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But some drivers are claiming that the fuel economy has been worse since the introduction of E10 petrol despite the Government claiming there is less than one per cent difference.

And now they are coming up with new ways of trying to improve fuel economy in cars.

One Daily Express user Dingle6677, has suggested an alternative option to E10.

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They claimed: “I know it’s hassle but try half and half 50 percent of E10 and 50 percent of E5.

“Found fuel consumption (for a) normal car goes fine.

“Everything is hassle in this country that’s the truth.”

The Government’ s “E10 petrol explained” guidance outlines the changes that have been made including whether E5 and E10 can be mixed.

It says: “If your vehicle is compatible with E10 petrol, there’s no reason you can’t mix the two grades of petrol (E5 97+ and E10 95+).

“It’s perfectly safe to mix them in the same tank or fill up with E5 if E10 is not available.”

It also reassures drivers about using E10 petrol in a non-compatible vehicle. It continues, saying: “Simply fill up with E5 (‘97+ octane) petrol next time.

“Using a single tank of E10 petrol in a vehicle that is not compatible should not be a major problem. Just make sure you fill up with the correct E5 (‘97+ octane) petrol grade next time.

“Unlike putting petrol into a diesel engine, you shouldn’t need to drain the tank. On a one-time basis, your vehicle will not suffer engine damage as a result.

“Prolonged use of E10 petrol in a non-compatible vehicle, however, may cause harm and is not recommended.”

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