Frequently asked questions

21. What kind of markings there are on the service station fuel pumps?

Earlier, the petrol pumps were identified by labels reading 95E and 98E, the number representing the octane rating and the letter E the word ”Eurograde”. The fuel dispenser labelling has now changed so that the number in front of the letter E still indicates the octane rate, while the letter E stands for ethanol and the digit following the letter E indicates the maximum ethanol contents of the fuel. The petrol pump labelling additionally contains some other new information.

The E10 petrol is labelled "95 E10", 95 indicating the octane, E standing for "ethanol", and the digit 10 signifying that this petrol contains up to 10% v/v ethanol. The E10 fuel dispenser is labelled 95 E10. The fuel dispenser tower carries a compatibility announcement saying: ”Moottoreihin, joissa voidaan käyttää 10 % etanolia sisältävää polttoainetta – För motorer som kan drivas med bränsle som innehåller 10 % etanol” (For engines that are compatible with fuel blend containing 10% ethanol).

The E5 petrol dispenser is labelled 98 E5. The fuel dispenser tower carries a compatibility announcement saying: ”Kaikkiin bensiinikäyttöisiin moottoreihin – För alla bensindrivna motorer” (For all petrol driven engines).

The digit 85 in the marking for the high ethanol blend E85 (for Flexible Fuel Vehicles) does not refer to the octane rate but to the maximum ethanol content. The dispenser markings of ethanol fuels contains no indication of the fuel's octane rate. The fuel dispenser tower carries a compatibility announcement saying: ”Etanolipolttoaine, ainoastaan etanoli/bensiiniajoneuvoihin (FFV) – Etanolbränsle, endast för etanol/bensinfordon (FFV)” (High ethanol blend, for Flexible Fuel Vehicles only.)

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