Mercedes claims synthetic fuel makes no senseMay 22, 2020
Representatives of the German brand believe that synthetic fuel is inappropriate to use. The only way for automakers is to use electric batteries.
Some major automakers, including the British McLaren, as well as the German Volkswagen and Audi, believe that synthetic fuel can serve as an effective alternative to traditional types of fuel – gasoline and diesel, until the entire automotive industry has completely switched to using electric motors with rechargeable batteries. The Ingolstadt company Audi even has its own division engaged in the development and production of the so-called “electronic gasoline”. However, Mercedes-Benz believes that it is not worth investing in synthetic fuels in the medium term.
Speaking in the voice of his head of research and development, Markus Schaefer, the German company does not see synthetic fuel as a viable solution and a real alternative to gasoline and diesel fuel.
That’s why the manufacturer will not invest money and time in this area and instead focus on creating more capacious batteries.
What is the reason for this decision? Mr. Schaefer believes that converting green energy into electronic fuel is a process in which you lose a lot of efficiency. Essentially, he thinks that if you have an abundance of energy, the easiest and most effective way is to “put it right in the battery.”
“If there were more clean energy sources available, then the first users of such technology would probably be representatives of the aviation industry. Much later – I don’t see this in the next 10 years – the auto industry will come, ”he added.
Not so long ago, our publication wrote that Mercedes showed the interior of the updated E-Class coupe and convertible. The press service of the German automaker has published photos that capture the interior of the new Mercedes E-Class 2021 model year in the back of a coupe and convertible.
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