Porsche continues to develop synthetic fuels

Porsche continues to develop synthetic fuels

September 2, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Almost all companies belonging to the VAG concern have their own developments in the field of synthetic fuels.

Despite the fact that at the end of last year, Porsche showed the world its first electric car, the company continues to research in the field of synthetic fuels and is looking for partners to build pilot plants. According to head of research and development Michael Steiner, electrification will lead the world to green cars, but not fast enough.

Steiner said that synthetic fuels would be an excellent foundation for improving the sustainability of the existing vehicle fleet, as the use of such a fuel would not entail significant modifications to classic internal combustion engines. Recall that synthetic fuel works on the same principle as regular gasoline, but is produced using renewable energy sources.

In addition to Porsche, synthetic fuels are currently being developed by sister Volkswagen and Bentley, as well as British McLaren. However, not all global manufacturers are in a hurry to join them. Mercedes-Benz, for example, recently ditched such a fuel, questioning its overall viability.