Does affordable e-mobility spell the end for e-fuels?

The synthetic fuel project has never delivered the goods, and skepticism has only built in recent years. Yet some still see a future for e-fuel technology. By Xavier Boucherat

The basic premise of e-fuels is undoubtedly attractive for those tackling the climate crisis, at a time when electric vehicle (EV) uptake remains relatively low and gaps in infrastructure remain. Synthesised gasoline, diesel and other variant fuels have a far lower carbon footprint than their fossil fuel cousins, manufactured as they are through use of renewable electricity, and bring with them the potential for a circular economy which addresses the use of fossil fuels.

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