The European Union has ratified the regulation banning the sale of combustion engine cars starting from 2035. “This legislation aims to eliminate CO2 emissions from both cars and vans. Although the regulation was already approved by the European Parliament last February, it also needed the approval of the Commission, and it is in this second review that Germany has prevailed and demanded the inclusion of e-fuels in the regulation.
But what are the synthetic fuels proposed by the German country? Many options have been considered for 2035:
- Electric vehicles
- Synthetic fuel
The e-fuels proposed by Germany are fuels created from CO2 emitted into the air and hydrogen obtained from renewable energies, making it a more sustainable option for those who do not have access to electric cars. The significant difference from fossil fuels lies in their origin, as e-fuels are manufactured in laboratories through the combination of hydrogen, renewable energies, CO2, and an alcohol base. Furthermore, both production and emissions are environmentally neutral. This could be one of the most favorable options for those who cannot afford an electric car starting from 2035.
What will happen in the future?
The downside for consumers lies in the price. The production of these types of fuels is still in its early stages, which translates into a hindrance for the customer. The complex process involved in their creation results in a prohibitive price currently standing at 2,800 euros per liter. By 2035, it is expected that the price will significantly decrease, making it a possible transitionoption for everyone.