13 April 2011 19:36 [Source: ICIS news]
E10, which has been approved for sale at
Minister Peter Ramsauer said it is up to the oil firms to explain the safety of E10 to drivers.
“I am a good enough market scientist to know that when one introduces a new product it has to be explained" to reassure drivers, Ramsauer said in an interview on German state television.
The increase in
Ramsauer also said he expects
Last week, a German car drivers’ lobby group said the oil firms, after introducing E10, stopped supplying E5 gasoline with 95 RON (research octane number).
With the 95 RON gasoline no longer available, drivers wishing to avoid E10 have to resort to a more expensive 98 RON super gasoline, the group said.
Drivers are not only worried about engine damage, but also fear that E10 is raising the fuel consumption of their cars. Furthermore, many doubt that E10 is an environmentally responsible fuel, MWV said.
In the interview, the transportation minister also said
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