Synthetic petrol and diesel in cars: how clean are they really?

Synthetic petrol and diesel in cars: how clean are they really?

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Are synthetic fuels really clean as the e-fuels industry claims? Join this webinar to find out.

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While many carmakers, such as VW, are already committed to a zero emission electric future for cars to meet EU climate goals, some automotive suppliers and the wider oil and gas industry are proponents of an alternative decarbonisation pathway: synthetic petrol or diesel also known as e-fuels.

The e-fuels industry has been aggressively lobbying for the introduction of fuel credits into the car CO2 standards to allow synthetic fuels to contribute to new car fleet CO2 reductions alongside EVs.

Yet little is known about the air quality impacts of using synthetic fuels in cars, are they really clean as the e-fuels industry claims? Are e-petrol and e-diesel clean burning or are they just another polluting fuel? And what impact will their use have on cleaning up the existing fleets?

To find out, Transport & Environment commissioned IFP Energies Nouvelles to test the pollutant emissions of a petrol car driving using different e-petrol blends. We invite you to join this webinar that will present the results and the other issues surrounding e-fuel use in road transport.

Agenda:

14.00 - 14.05 Welcome by Julia Poliscanova, Senior Director Vehicles and E-mobility

14.05 - 14.20 Presentation of key results by Anna Krajinska, Emissions Engineer

14.20 - 14.30 What this means for the vehicles legislation under Fit For 55 (Cars CO2 review and Euro 7) by Julia Poliscanova, Senior Director Vehicles and E-mobility

14.30 - 15.00 Discussion and questions moderated by Julia Poliscanova