From January 1, 2011, unleaded 95RON-E10 petrol containing up to 10% ethanol became the mandatory regular grade fuel across the European Union

What is 95RON-E10?

95RON-E10 unleaded fuel is a blend of petrol which can contain up to 10% ethanol or 22% of ETBE (crude oil derivatives). It has been specially engineered to ensure that your engine operates smoothly.

For many years now, European regulations have allowed up to 5% of ethanol or 15% of ETBE to be incorporated into petrol.

Incompatible models

Renault engineering has confirmed that all its vehicles with a small number of exceptions marketed since 1997 are E10 compatible:

Renault 19 Production until 1996
Megane I Powered by the 2.0 litre F5R 700 and F5R 740 engine (direct petrol injection)
Laguna II Powered by the 2.0 litre F5R 782 engine (direct petrol injection)

Plus the following models which were marketed between January 1, 2000, and December 31, 2002:

Laguna II Powered by the 2.0 litre F4R 764 and 765 engine (turbo)
Espace VI Powered by the 2.0 litre F4R 790 and 794 engine (turbo)
Vel Satis Powered by the 2.0 litre F4R 76 and 763 engine (turbo)
Avantime Powered by the 2.0 litre F4R 760 and 761 engine (turbo)

Standard 95RON and 98RON petrol blends with up to 5% ethanol will continue to be sold.

If your vehicle was registered before 1997 or features on the above list, you should continue to use the petrol recommended in their owner's handbook.

Next steps

  • The changes only apply to petrol engine cars, so if you have a diesel, then there is no need to be concerned or do anything
  • If you have a car that was built in 2010 and later, your vehicle will be compatible for use on E10
  • The majority of vehicles are actually compatible before 2010, but please check the list of incompatible vehicles in the above tables.