Our test shows that as well as electric driving on renewable electricity, there are other concepts that permit long-distance, low-emission driving.Reiner Mangold, Head of Sustainable Product Development at Audi
Audi engineers have reached another major milestone on the path to carbon-neutral mobility. Audi e-fuels, synthetically produced fuels, have passed the test in the pressure chamber and in the glass engine with flying colours. They often even outperform conventional fuels.
Audi e-ethanol and Audi e-diesel are absolutely pure fuels, which release fewer pollutants during combustion due to their chemical properties. Unlike fossil fuels, they contain no olefins and no aromatic compounds. Better mixture formation, cleaner combustion and lower emissions speak for themselves. Reiner Mangold is enthusiastic: “We now know that our e-fuels perform as well as, or even better than, conventional fuels.”
A new milestone now awaits: the production process for e-ethanol and e-diesel must be further optimised in order to bring the fuels onto the market.