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Many motorists in the UK will miss out on a new less polluting fuel which could reduce emissions. Does your car make the list?

A number of popular cars in the UK could be unable to use a new fuel which could slash tailpipe carbon emissions, claims new report.

This follows a consolation launched by the Department for Transport which urged forecourts to start selling E10 petrol, which is designed to be less damaging to the environment.

The fuel contains a higher percentage of bioethanol, a renewable fuel, than typical petrol.

Regular petrol sold in the UK contains up to five per cent bioethanol, while E10 increases the amount to up to around 10 per cent.

The majority of new cars on sale in the UK today are compatible to use the fuel but some older vehicles are not.

New research by the RAC Foundation uncovered a number of popular cars in use on the roads today which are incompatible.

It is estimated that the new fuel will hit forecourts within the next two years but hundreds ff thousands of cars could still be incompatible.

In total, 634,309 petrol cars will be in use but incompatible with E10 in 2020, according to the research.

Of these, 150,000 will have been manufactured from the year 2000 onwards.

Here are the 10 models that will have the most registered cars which are E10 incompatible in 2020, according to the RAC Foundation:

1. Volkswagen Golf 

2. MG MGB 

3. Mazda MX-5

4. Nissan Micra 

5. Morris Minor

6. Rover 25 

7. MG MGF 

8. Ford Escort 

9. Rover Mini

10. MG TF

Steve Gooding, director of the RAC Foundation, said: “As and when E10 appears on the forecourts, drivers need to know whether their cars can use it without being damaged.

“This analysis shows that even in a couple of years’ time there will still be hundreds of thousands of cars on our roads that are incompatible with the new fuel.”