Porsche says its synthetic fuel is as clean as EVs

Synthetic E-Fuels seem like the future, don't they?

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As it stands today, pure-electric vehicles appear to be the future with all big car manufacturers jumping on the trend. But, Porsche has been experimenting with synthetic fuels which could revolutionise the way we drive combustion-engined cars.

According to Frank Walliser, vice president of Porsche motorsport and GT cars, this fuel will make a traditional car just as emissions-free as an EV. This is a very bold statement, but if it's coming from a clever German then it's worth listening further.

When unveiling the new 911 GT3, Wallisner said: "Synthetic fuel is cleaner and there is no byproduct and when we start full production we expect a CO2 reduction of 85 percent.

"It's important to consider the 'wheel-to-well' emissions measurement when talking about EVs or E-Fuel. This will be the same level of CO2 produced in the manufacture and use of an electric vehicle."

If this fuel works, it will change how the world looks at cars, as EVs may look good on the surface, but all the environmental harm which goes on in their production is something to be concerned about. This is why if these E-Fuels take off, we will all be in a better stead to save the planet as it will work with existing cars.

Porsche plans to start production of its new E-Fuel next year and we look forward to seeing the results.

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Comments (110)

  • Porsche: "We can prove that running a vehicle on synthetic fuel is as clean as running an EV"

    EU commission: "Cool! But we've decided to go in another direction. So when's the next EV coming?"


      1 day ago
  • I just keep loving Porsche more every single day...

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  • Fingers crossed that this saves the combustion engine and changes politics

      1 day ago
  • Thank you. Someone has used their freaking brain for once. Like its not hard to produce less than 25 tonnes if CO2 when you are using carbon capture is it.

      1 day ago
  • Ok hold on why cant we really just start to switch over and get working properly on this stuff😱

      1 day ago
    • Porsche estimates synthetic fuel currently costs $10 per liter to produce, via the Haru Oni project, the plant will feature a wind turbine generating electricity to be used to split water into hydrogen and oxygen. The hydrogen will then be...

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    • Interesting. So the wind farm has a CO2 footprint build with a (usually) 20 year carbon debt to recover. It makes hydrogen rather than charge batteries. The hydrogen is then combined with CO2 to make methanol to make gasoline. Which is then...

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