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Synthetic fuel, Germans... That sounds familiar.
Agree.I'm not really interested in anything newer than 2014 or so, ICE or not. Even if it's a naturally-aspirated manual transmission RWD two-door made especially for enthusiasts, cars have become extensions of the consumer electronics industry and slaves to conspicuous active safety features.
https://www.thedetroitbureau.com/20...solid-state-battery-and-over-600-miles-range/The 70- and 100-kWh versions of the Nio ET7 will debut first, by early in 2022. The solid-state package isn’t expected to reach Chinese showrooms until late that year.
Indeed. All we can do is wait and see.I'm skeptical. All that's provided for evidence is their claim. I'll believe it when I see it.
It's not a good thing for the planet and everything that is living on it but I hope Porsche can make this efuel work.
And if it is around 70 - 85% cleaner than regular gasoline I'm all for it. Let's hope that they can develop an exhaust filter that filters out the remaining toxic gases/particles making this efuel environmentally friendly. Only the making of this efuel should be eco friendly as well.
Or make electric cars with a range extender from efuel and a perfect filter.
Even if at some point Elon Musk gets his 1,000 mile Model S then that is fine too but I feel like we will always have an ICE alternative. The market demands it.
Charging network, range, and charge times need to improve, and prices need to come down a bit for me to even consider buying an EV. Until then, I'll stick with the gassers,
Let's use biofuel then!
While you can produce biofuel in a carbon neutral manner, it has the side effect of producing more NOx emissions than diesel does, so lets not.
It does, but that's missing the point, EV's provide none at all. Its the problem with both Biofuels and Synthetic fuels, both can be (but aren't always) carbon neutral, but neither are zero-emissions.I think this is dependent on the biofuel and the car running it. E85 produces less NOx than normal unleaded gasoline.
I think those improvements are coming and, as I always say, the more the customer bases increase the more you can be sure that the forecourt companies will be rolling out electricity sales points in all the places people leave their cars. The battery and charging technology will improve, as will ranges.
Part of that range increase is in autonomy, imo. For example, if you park at the lights you put your car in auto pull-away (I'm extemporising here) and when the lights change all the cars with auto pull away at once. Those behind a non-auto car will of course not pull away but will alert the driver that they're back in manual mode. Soon everybody will want auto and the combined energy/time wastage of stopping/starting in traffic grids will be significantly reduced.
I'm kind of ready. ICE cars are dying a slow death with these turbo engines that are more efficient, but will probably cost you more in maintenance in the long run.
I just wonder how quickly things will change before gas stations start being closed down regularly.