More demo vehicles ready

In the C3-Mobility project, more demo vehicles could be put into operation! The VW Passat Variant, the Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS, the Hyundai Kona, and the KTM Duke join the Daimler Actros in the fleet of C3-Mobility demo vehicles to experience the potential of renewable fuels – not only in test operation but also in the daily driving experience.

The Passat Variant is being used to research and demonstrate the potential of fuel blends with methanol-to-gasoline (MtG) as well as ethanol as part of Work Package C3. Particular focus will be placed on the emission potential of the fuel blends. The investigations will be carried out with different basic grades of MtG and for three different vehicle concepts: close-to-production, with integrated fuel detection, and in an engine with a modified design. In each investigation, the emission potential of the fuel blends is evaluated. In addition, an investigation and demonstration in real-world driving are carried out for each vehicle concept.

The KTM Duke and the Porsche 911 also run on methanol-to-gasoline (MtG), additionally, the potential of ethanol is being investigated in the Porsche. In the Hyundai Kona, OME, a synthetic diesel alternative, and various blends are being tested. By testing the synthetic fuels in various engine applications, the applicability and technical feasibility of synthetic fuels in all engine sizes are demonstrated.

Image Passat Variant: Volkswagen AG

The demo vehicles