E-Fuels: building block in the drive mix

E-Fuels: building block in the drive mix

Electromobility is gaining momentum, especially when it comes to individual transport. Despite this, it does not have to be the only drive type when it comes to the emissions-free mobility mix of the future. Synthetic fuels, i.e. E-Fuels, could also play an important role.

From 2035 onwards, General Motors wants to stop producing combustion engines, as does Renault, and Volvo wants every second car to be an e-vehicle from 2025. So is this a farewell to combustion engines across the board? Even combustion engine-powered super sports cars by the prestigious company AMG have been sent back to the test bench by the upcoming Euro 7 emissions standard, but are also acting as drivers of innovation for the mass market.

One hope for the internal combustion engine could be emissions-free synthetic fuels, so-called E-Fuels. Porsche has developed a pilot plant in China together with partners such as Siemens Energy to manufacture E-Fuels on an industrial scale. The VW subsidiary intends to take advantage of the excellent wind conditions in southern Chile to produce around 130,000 litres of climate-neutral fuel in 2022. The quantity produced will then be scaled up very quickly and by 2026, they aim to produce around 550 million litres of E-Fuels.

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