Taken from Autocar:
Audi has developed a new fuel filler cap to stop owners accidently filling their diesel models with petrol.
Audi A4, A5 and Q5 TDI models for the 2011 model year will be the first to benefit from the new system.
The fuel filler neck has been redesigned to incorporate contact points [...]
According to a recent study by the British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA), there are more than 150,000 misfuelling cases each year, in which the driver puts the wrong type of fuel into their vehicle.
This type of mistake occurs about once every 3.5 minutes in the UK, according to BIBA, and [...]
During 2009, rapid breakdown cover experts Green Flag received over 3,000 rescue calls related to fuel. With petrol prices hitting a record high, some motorists are leaving it until the last minute to fill up and often run out before they reach the pump.
Another fuel related incident on the increase [...]
The Motor Industry Research Association (MIRA) has just completed testing of the Fuel Angel Misfuelling Prevention Device, The Fuel Angel is supplied by DDN ltd and the only Misfuelling Prevention Device that meets the component test specification.
Fuel Flow Test – Two identical tanks were filled with fuel, one with the [...]
According to a recent survey conducted by AA Ireland, 10 per cent of Irish Motorists have accidently put the wrong fuel in their engine.
The AA Fuel Assist team reports attending to up to 200 incidents to date in 2010, the majority a result of petrol into a diesel engine.
“There has been a growing [...]
POLICE officers in Hounslow have cost tax payers more than £5,000 since 2007 by putting the wrong type of fuel in patrol cars.
An FOI by The Chronicle can reveal that since 2007 there have been 14 filling station faux-pas by officers – and local residents are footing the repair bills.
Over the last three years, Hounslow [...]
The number of celebrities putting petrol in their diesel car has risen over the past few months, below are examples of just two such incidents, why not prevent yourself from making the same mistake by investing in a fuel angel misfuelling prevention device.
WAYNE and COLEEN ROONEY had to be rescued from a motorway — after [...]
New research has shown that 150,000 drivers are putting their car insurance premiums at risk every year in the UK by mis-fuelling their vehicles.
According to the British Insurance Brokers’ Association (Biba), putting the wrong fuel in a car can cost up to £5,000 to repair and nearly one-third (30 per cent) of [...]
Taken from the Irish Times
Instances of motorists putting the wrong fuel into their car engines has increased as people switch to diesel cars to save money, AA Ireland has said.
AA Ireland has dealt with 200 incidents of drivers putting the wrong fuel into their engines this year. They were most likely [...]
This story was taken from Insurance Daily
Complectus has launched a misfuelling insurance product for motor fleets operators, in a joint venture with AXA Assistance.
According to the claims management firm, around 150,000 UK drivers make the mistake of misfuelling every year and the new policy covers the cost of draining and flushing the [...]