Friday, May 24, 2024

Now Porsche is also testing e-fuel in trucks

It is not just racing cars and passenger cars that Porsche pours synthetic fuel on. In a new attempt, the factory in Zuffenhausen is now filling trucks with this kind of stuff.

What are we facing in the future, and how will heavy transport, not least, emerge in a political climate that wants to get rid of CO2?

It is one of the questions that currently occupy the most space in the automotive industry.

At Porsche in Zuffenhausen, however, they do more than think about the question. Synthetic HVO100 diesel is poured onto a handful of trucks in a multi-year trial.

The trucks must – like several other cars on different fuels – drive back and forth to Porsche's factories in Zuffenhausen, Weissach and Leipzig.

READ ALSO: The transition to electric cars can be harmful, says the EU

In total, Porsche is now pouring the synthetic diesel into 12 trucks for internal use. In fact, the brand has been testing the synthetic diesel in a number of trucks since 2020. Now, however, the attempt is being expanded.

The brand says so in a press release .

Likewise, a number of the companies that pick up cars at Porsche's factory in Zuffenhausen have agreed to ship cars to Switzerland with electric trucks on a trial basis.

– Reducing the CO2 footprint is an integral part of our sustainability strategy.

– Here, the use of trucks with alternative powertrains and propellants is an important step in the direction of our ambitious goals, says board member of Porsche AG Albrecht Reimold.

Porsche already has a factory in Chile that produces synthetic gasoline. This is what the cars in the Porsche Supercup are doing this season. There are plans for further factories in i.a. Australia, Uruguay and the United States.

But although Porsche initially expects that each Supercup team will use 50,000 liters of e-fuel this year, there is nothing to prevent the same fuel being poured into ordinary street cars.

The competitors don't think so either. At Stellantis, the world's fourth largest car manufacturer, they will already guarantee that 28 million cars can run on synthetic petrol. Read more about it here .

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