BP has launched new BP Ultimate fuel with ACTIVE technology in the UK, an innovative formula based on patented technology specially designed to actively fight dirt, protect against it building up and help engines run as the manufacturer intended.
BP stations across Australia, New Zealand, the U.S., Europe and South Africa will begin to see the new fuels in their forecourts in the coming weeks.
BP said the new fuel could give drivers up to 21 extra miles per tank*. Drivers who achieve improved fuel efficiency through the use of Ultimate fuels may also reduce their CO2 equivalent emissions by up to 4% for the same journey.
Developed over five years by BP technologists in the UK, BP Ultimate containing the new ACTIVE technology has been proven with more than 80 different test methods and thousands of hours of testing, in engines and vehicles, the company said.
“This is our biggest fuels launch in 10 years”, said Tufan Erginbilgic, BP chief executive, Downstream.
“Bringing ACTIVE technology to our forecourts, we have developed a fuel that is designed to benefit our customers and the environment. We think this is an important step towards improving fuel efficiency. It demonstrates our commitment to giving our customers what they want at the same time as enabling a reduction of carbon emissions in the atmosphere. In the future, we hope all fuels will be like this.”
The roll out of ACTIVE technology fuels will be supported by a television and advertising campaign featuring a character called Orby, a bright green orb who lives in every BP site.
BP’s retail business is present in 16 countries with more than 17,000 sites selling a range of regular and premium fuels.
*Based on engines tested in dirty vs. clean condition. In dirty condition, expected miles per tank of petrol is 391 and diesel is 516. Benefits may vary due to factors including vehicle condition and driving style. Benefit is achieved over time.