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Combustion engine cars are destined to disappear. At least, that's what we've been hearing in recent years. However, the reality is that the transition to electric cars is a process that will be prolonged over time. In fact, the use of synthetic fuels or e-fuels seems to be prolonging the life of internal combustion engines, at least until 2035. But, is it really a good solution?
On the one hand, supporters of e-fuels claim that they are an environmentally friendly solution. These fuels are produced from renewable energy and do not emit carbon dioxide. In this way, dependence on fossil fuels is avoided and environmental impact is reduced. In addition, these synthetic fuels can be used in current internal combustion engines without the need for major modifications to vehicles.
However, this solution is not as perfect as it seems. On the one hand, the production of these synthetic fuels requires a large amount of renewable energy, which represents a significant investment. In addition, these fuels are not as efficient as electric ones, as energy is lost in their production and conversion into fuel. Therefore, the production process for these fuels is more expensive and less efficient than the production of electric cars. In addition, the infrastructure needed to produce and distribute these fuels is not as developed as that needed for electric power.
Another important aspect to consider is the long-term viability of these fuels. Currently, the production of these fuels is very limited and is mainly used in competition and aviation. Although their use is expected to be extended in the coming years, it is difficult to know if this solution will be sufficient to meet long-term fuel demand.
In conclusion, synthetic fuels or e-fuels can be an interesting solution to prolong the life of internal combustion engines until 2035. However, this solution is not perfect, since its production is more expensive and less efficient than the production of electric cars. In addition, the long-term viability of these fuels remains unknown. Therefore, it is important to continue researching more sustainable long-term solutions for the automotive industry.