Change fuel names in petrol stations

October 5, 2018

Context

From the 12th of October, the names of fuels in petrol stations will be replaced by geometric figures and letters throughout the European Union and in different neighboring countries.

What will change?

What will change?

  • Benzine 98 changes to E5.
  • Benzine 95 changes to E10.
  • Diesel changes to B7.
  • LPG stays LPG.

Where are the new symbols applicable?

The changes are part of a European directive from October 2014 and are applied in the 28 member states of the European Union and also in Liechtenstein, Iceland, Norway, Macedonia, Serbia, Switzerland and Turkey.

When will the new symbols be found?

Normally all petrol stations need to apply the changs by October 12th. There will be controls, although a short period of "tolerance" will be applicable. All car manufacturers will also have to apply the new symbols on the filler caps and the manuals of all cars.