GM Holden announced that they will begin applying an “E10 suitable” label to their imported vehicles from July 1, 2006. The label is there to assures new Holden vehicle owners they can use fuel blended with up to 10 per cent ethanol without causing damage or voiding warranty to their vehicle.
Holden imports the Barina, Viva, Astra, Combo, Tigra and Rodeo models from GM partners around the world, notably the Barina and Viva from Korea. The black and yellow label is designed to be displayed near vehicles’ fuel caps to remind vehicle owners of their Holden’s E10 compatibility at the petrol pump.
“GM Holden supports efforts to increase the use of E10 petrol, so this is a very simple but effective way to demonstrate that support, Certainly, in the short term, a concerted effort will be required to increase the uptake and consumer awareness of E10. It is important that consumers are fully aware of the suitability of ethanol for their vehicle. We support efforts to educate consumers so they can make informed choices about ethanol. These labels are an important tool in helping us achieve that goal.” GM Holden Executive Director of Engineering, Tony Hyde.
At the moment the majority of Holden vehicles are E10 capable, (with the exception of a small number of older models). The best way to find out if your vehicle is E10 compatible is to check the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industry (FCAI) website to ensure E10 compatibility