New fuel names/stickers in Europe.

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Oct 12th, 2018, 06:28 AM
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New fuel names/stickers in Europe.

Should you be renting a car in Europe it is important to know what fuel it needs. Often there is a sticker in the car, or by the fuel tank telling you. Until now different fuels have had different names in each EU country.
From today they are uniform across the EU, but it may take a while before rental cars are updated.

E5 and E10 for petrol (gas) where E10 is what used to be 95 Octane and E5 is what was the premium (more expensiive) fuel, and this is shown with a round sticker. Diesel is now B7, in a square sticker, and LPG remains LPG, in a diamond sticker. Both the old and new names will be on the pumps for a while yet but the old names will be phased out.
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Oct 12th, 2018, 09:27 AM
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Another reason to take the train
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Oct 12th, 2018, 10:13 AM
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Not sure why. Hard to get a train to some of the less crowded more out of the way places suggested in another thread. It actually is aimed at making it easier to work out which fuel you need when you are in a country where you don't speak the language.
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Oct 12th, 2018, 10:29 AM
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Interesting! Thanks for that
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Oct 12th, 2018, 12:01 PM
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The OP has not got it 100% correct.
Read the information here.Just choose your preferred language. Vehicles will now come with stickers and information in hand books. So if the vehicle is very new read up on which one is required. Or ask the desk jockey at the rental office
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Oct 12th, 2018, 12:09 PM
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Fuel for thought!
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Oct 12th, 2018, 01:35 PM
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Tongue in cheek hetismij2, hence the smiley face.
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Oct 12th, 2018, 03:05 PM
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I think it will make it easier for people who don't speak the language of the country they're driving in. If you don't know the difference between sans plomb and gazole, for example, you can really mess up a rental car. Learning simple codes may be easier., especially with the stickers.
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Oct 13th, 2018, 10:51 AM
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Renting in France next month. We take the train from city to city but renting for several days in Lille to explore Ypres and area. Thank you
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