With New eFuel, Porsche replaces gasoline with air and water. It is made from carbon dioxide and water.
Porsches Cars and Vehicles are amazingly fast and also consume a lot of gas, but will soon be running on wind and water.
New synthetic fuel created from thin air and water has been used for the first time in a Porsche 911.
As a hedge against having to go all-electric in the zero-carbon future, the automaker invested in a company called Highly Innovative Fuels that developed the eFuel.
An average of 270 days of wind blow on average each year in Punta Arenas, Chile, where the company makes the fuel.
In order to create methane, carbon is captured from the atmosphere and hydrogen is derived from water, resulting in a fuel similar to gasoline.
Almost any gasoline-powered car could use the 911 used to demonstrate it, a Porsche spokesman told a News Agency.
Currently, the pilot plant produces 34,342 gallons per year, but that will increase to 145.3 million by the end of the decade.
By 2026, it will cost less than $8 per gallon per gallon, according to Motor Trend, so Porsche will use it first for special projects, such as the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup racing series.
This fuel is essentially a net-zero fuel, requiring as much carbon dioxide to manufacture as it emits in its emissions.
It could therefore be approved for widespread use under future emissions regulations.
For the sake of preserving the performance and aural enjoyment benefits of internal combustion engines, Porsche, other sports car companies, and even Formula One are investigating its implementation.
Lamborghini CEO Stephan Winkelmann said his brand is also interested in developing this e-fuel in a recent interview with a big news agency.
"The legislature needs to decide if there is an opportunity or a window open in the next couple of years for those types of hybrids from the 30s by utilizing synthetic fuel," Winkelmann said.
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