Bosch, Shell e Volkswagen they are working together to make traditional mobility more sustainable. For this, the three companies have developed a new type of gasoline called Blue Gasoline which was obtained for 33% from renewable sources. A product that promises a 20% reduction in CO2 emissions from the extraction well to use in vehicles.
To explain the benefits of this new fuel, the three companies say that a “fleet of 1,000 Volkswagen Golf VIII 1.5 TSIs alone could save more than 230 tons of CO2 per year, assuming an annual mileage of 10,000 km each”. This new petrol will actually be put on the market during the course of the year. We will start from Germany. The price should be close to that of the Shell V-Power.
Blue Gasoline complies with EN 228 / E10 standard and can be used in all new and existing vehicles for which super E10 95 octane gasoline has been approved. Furthermore, the presence of high quality additives allows to keep the engine clean and protected from corrosion. Bosch will replace regular petrol with Blue Gasoline at company filling stations. Shell will offset the remaining carbon emissions from the use of Blue Gasoline through certified offset agreements.
The use of this fuel is useful in all types of transportation, but particularly in those for which there is not yet a clear and economically viable path to electrification. Think, for example, of heavy commercial vehicles and existing vehicles. Due to its properties, Blu Gasoline is also suitable for use on current models Plug-in hybrid cars and on those that will arrive in the future. Sebastian Willmann, head of Volkswagen’s Internal Combustion Engine Development, said:
The Blue Gasoline is another important element towards the effective reduction of CO2 emissions of the vehicle fleet. The high storage stability of Blue Gasoline makes this fuel particularly suitable for use in plug-in hybrid vehicles. In the future, the expansion of the charging infrastructure and larger batteries will allow these vehicles to run mainly on electricity, so the fuel could remain in the tank for long periods.