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No, Synthetic Fuels Won't Replace Electric Cars

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Published on Jun 02, 2021
Can synthetic fuels save combustion engines for the future? eFuel explained.
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As the automotive industry seeks out cleaner transportation, synthetic fuels (carbon neutral efuels) show a promising environmental benefit. Could synthetic fuels replace the need for electric cars and keep the combustion engine alive for future generations? This video will analyze carbon neutral synthetic fuels, discuss energy storage and the challenges of renewable energy, explain the process of how various (electric, hydrogen, combustion) energy sources power vehicles, and ultimately calculate the efficiency and costs associated with synthetic fuels vs conventional gasoline or electric cars. While eFuels do seem promising for certain sectors, some drawbacks will likely prevent mass adoption within the passenger car market.

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Related Links/Sources:
SAE eFuel Efficiency - https://www.sae.org/publications/technical-papers/content/2020-01-2139/
eDiesel Efficiency - https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S235248471830266X
AVL Energy Presentation - https://www.avl.com/documents/4053291/0/PDiM+2019_Energy+Landscape_Martin+Rothbart_AVL.pdf
Royal Society Briefing - https://royalsociety.org/-/media/policy/projects/synthetic-fuels/synthetic-fuels-briefing.pdf
Energy Density - https://afdc.energy.gov/files/u/publication/fuel_comparison_chart.pdf

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