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Old 02-24-2021, 10:48 AM   #1
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Potential good news for gas powered bus owners...

Seems Porsche is working on a synthetic fuel designed to burn cleaner than today's gasoline, and as clean as EV's.

Enjoy:
https://autos.yahoo.com/porsche-says...163000826.html
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Old 02-28-2021, 06:28 PM   #2
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I read that the other day. Porsche was at least honest enough to use the well to wheel calculations. I wish EV manufactures would. Reformulated gasoline and E-10 was supposed to help with cleaner emissions too. Now how much per ounce is it going to cost?
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Old 02-28-2021, 06:51 PM   #3
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Now how much per ounce is it going to cost?
That's the $25,000 question and coming from Porsche, it likely won't be inexpensive!

Hopefully they figure it out and it can be a viable fuel at some point in the future, and before all vehicle manufacturers stop making internal combustion powered vehicles...
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Old 02-28-2021, 07:06 PM   #4
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If / When semis and buses go electric, my solution for charging them over the road is similar to Blue Rhino Propane exchange. Batteries physical sizes would be standardized. Then, when a rig pulls in, they measure the amount of charge remaining in their current battery, credit them for that, then swap out a fully charged battery and away they go!

School districts are already starting to warm up to electric, and congress is starting to discuss helping fund school districts to go electric.

I've seen a couple of electric school buses during vendor days at the school district transportation department.

Hopefully I'll have found a plot of land to wait out my time and simply have all my needs delivered by drone while my internet is beamed from Elon's satellites. I still want a wood fire though.

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