Audi’s E-Fuel is a Carbon Neutral Way to Power Cars That Acts Like Gasoline

by Morgana Matus, 12/30/12

Do you feel a twinge of guilt every time you fill your tank with dirty gasoline? What if you could power your car with a carbon neutral fossil fuel substitute? Introducing Audi’s new e-fuel, an energy source that powers a standard engine like gas or diesel, but uses CO2 instead of dead dinosaurs and petrified algae. Seeing as most electric cars have a somewhat limited range, long charging time, and small nationwide re-fueling infrastructure, most believe that a majority of drivers will be riding around with an internal combustion engine for the next couple decades. The e-fuel has the benefit of already being able to take advantage of gas stations as well as the landfills and non-potable water sources it needs to create the compound. Here is how it works:

Read more: Audi’s E-Fuel is a Carbon Neutral Way to Power Cars That Acts Like Gasoline — Inhabitat.

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