13 Mar 18

Audi developing e-petrol and e-diesel

Audi is making headway in development of its e-fuels. On the one hand, there's the "e-benzin" (e-petrol), on the other hand, there's e-diesel. For the first time, Audi has produced sufficient quantities of its e-petrol to enable initial engine tests.

The carmaker is collaborating with Global Bioenergies SA in Leuna (Saxony-Anhalt).

The new fuel has many advantages, says an Audi spokesperson. It isn't dependent on crude oil, it is compatible with existing infrastructure and it offers the prospect of a closed carbon cycle. Audi's e-benzin is currently produced from biomass. The fuel is free of sulphur and benzene and is very low in pollutants.

Image: Audi laboratory in Leuna

Authored by: Benjamin Uyttebroeck