E-Diesel Truck Prices 47% Extra Than Electrical Truck — Counting Operation



Vans working on e-fuels value extra

By 2035, shopping for and working a brand new long-haul diesel truck with pure e-diesel would value 47% greater than shopping for and working a battery-electric truck (BET)¹. It is because the decrease vitality and upkeep prices of a battery-electric truck shortly offset its increased buying prices. In the meantime, autos working on e-fuels can be considerably dearer because of the excessive value of a liter of e-fuel.

The examine compares the worth of e-fuels in numerous situations, and even in probably the most optimistic situation, e-fuels are nonetheless 15% dearer than battery-electric vehicles. This situation envisages utilizing e-fuels in a second-hand truck, and evaluating a BET with excessive battery and recharging prices.

Max Mollière, e-mobility information analyst at T&E, mentioned: “Value is a large consideration for highway freight corporations, which is why battery-electric vehicles are the best way ahead. E-fuels are a determined try by the fuels business to throw themselves a lifeline on the expense of hauliers working on skinny margins. Why power costly e-fuels upon them when there’s a cleaner and cheaper answer at their fingertips? Europe lately introduced it is not going to use e-fuels in automobiles for good purpose, so let’s put vehicles on the identical path.”

 E-fuels in vehicles emit extra GHG emissions than battery-electric vehicles

In a typical case2, a truck powered by e-diesel would emit shut to 3 instances extra GHG emissions over its lifetime than a battery-electric truck (BET) charged with common grid electrical energy. In a best-case situation the place 100% renewable vitality is used for e-fuel manufacturing and BET charging, an e-diesel truck nonetheless emits 41% greater than a BET. Despite the upper manufacturing emissions because of battery manufacturing, e-fuel vehicles emit a lot increased GHG emissions over their lifetime than BETs. It is because many of the GHG emissions are prompted through the driving part, and vehicles have excessive mileage.

Solely sufficient e-fuels to energy 6% of vehicles in 2035

Concawe, the oil business’s analysis group, modelled that European manufacturing of e-fuels for highway transport would attain 6 Mtoe in 2035. This may meet solely 6% of vehicles’ gas demand in 2035. Present projections for imports of transport e-fuels solely foresee imports of e-kerosene and e-ammonia, which might not apply for highway transport. There aren’t any public projections for import volumes of e-diesel or e-petrol from overseas into Europe, that means the provision of e-fuels for vehicles and automobiles can be very restricted3.

If these 6 Mtoe of e-fuels are for use in vehicles, the quantity left for aviation and delivery can be inadequate for the decarbonisation of those two sectors, the place different applied sciences akin to electrical and hydrogen ships and planes are usually not possible nor scalable, says T&E.

“After its try with automobiles, the fossil gas business is hoping to resurrect e-fuels in vehicles. The declare that this know-how is a scalable answer to decarbonise is incorrect for automobiles and new proof exhibits it’s additionally incorrect right here. They’ll jeopardise the transition to electrical vehicles and lock-in diesel applied sciences for for much longer than our planet can maintain,” concluded Max Mollière.

 The European Fee is ready to revise the CO2 requirements for vehicles on the finish of 2022. Forward of the proposal, T&E requires:

  • Giving no position to fuels in regulating new automobile gross sales;
  • Ending the sale of all new freight vehicles with combustion engines by 2035.

1 BETs are much less prone to vitality value fluctuations than standard vehicles due to their increased effectivity. E-fuels, then again, are rather more impacted by excessive electrical energy costs due to the big quantity of electrical energy wanted to provide them.

2 The standard case assumes that e-diesel manufacturing doesn’t transcend the 70% GHG discount essential to adjust to the Renewable Vitality Directive (RED II).

3 In a latest report, the Hydrogen Council projected that by 2050 the one fuels derived from hydrogen imported in Europe might be artificial kerosene and ammonia. https://hydrogencouncil.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/International-Hydrogen-Flows.pdf

Initially printed by Transport & Surroundings.


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