McLaren will test biofuels as an alternative to an electric unit

McLaren will test biofuels as an alternative to an electric unit

April 9, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

According to the latest data, it became known that McLaren is going to build a prototype model that will run on synthetic fuel.

This will be done in order to assess the prospects of this technology as an alternative to electric cars. In addition, a combination of environmentally friendly fuel options, as well as hybrid power plants, will help to make a car cleaner. Note that experiments with synthetic fuels are not new to the automotive industry. So, for example, Audi already has an enterprise for the production of synthetic diesel, as well as two racing taxis RS5 DTM, which operate on low-carbon fuel.

In addition, according to the test results, it is known that, compared with regular gasoline, synthetics can reduce CO₂ emissions by 30%. The company’s operations director noted that this type of fuel cannot fully notice the electricity. This is due to the fact that the technology is currently at the development stage, and serial cars on electricity are increasing and increasing every year. The best option, he believes, is to combine biofuels with a hybrid installation.