Sweden will switch to E10 in 2021 – both petrol and diesel will get more expensive.
There will be more biofuels in petrol and diesel from August 2021. The government has now decided on what the reduction obligation will look like until 2030. Liter price of petrol may increase by up to SEK 3.60 and diesel by SEK 6.75 – also, tax increases. However, not all today petrol cars can be driven on the E10.
There is already an agreement among the four coalition parties in the government to increase the requirements for the blending of biofuels in diesel and petrol to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The levels are today regulated by the so-called reduction obligation that was introduced in 2018.
According to previous information, new requirements were to be introduced on 30 June 2021. In September, the Ministry of Infrastructure announced that the biofuel content would then be increased to 6 per cent for petrol and 26 per cent for diesel. The current level is 4.2 and 21 per cent, respectively. Exact directives and regulations were promised until December.
E10 will then be the new standard quality for 95-octane petrol in Sweden instead of the current E5. As the name suggests, the fuel contains up to 10% by volume of ethanol instead of the current five.
It will be more expensive to refuel for both private individuals and companies in Sweden when more biofuels are mixed in. This is because the fuels currently cost more to produce.
Exactly how much petrol and diesel prices will be affected, however, is difficult to predict because it depends on several different factors, the government notes in the PM.
Although most petrol cars today can be powered by E10, some older models can have problems if they run on fuel.