German Minister Anja Karliczek recently unveiled an example of a “hyper hybrid” vehicle powered by synthetic methanol, which is based on “green hydrogen” technologies. For this purpose they took a Tesla Moel Y— an all-electric vehicle that is, in many ways, already the pinnacle for efficiency and sustainability — for the project.
Simply put, Germany took a perfectly working battery-electric vehicle, modified it with a synthetic methanol engine, and dubbed it as a work of true innovation:)
The hybrid Tesla Model Y is part of the Carbon2Chem initiative, which aims to reduce CO2 emissions in the steel industry. The vehicle is a concept built to showcase how methanol is recycled. The Obrist DE GmbH worked with the Technical University of Munich, the Technical University of Dresden, and the RWTH Aachen to create the vehicle.
About 10 million euros were estimated to have been spent on the methanol-powered Tesla Model Y.
The Hyper Hybrid powertrain, whose zero-vibration generator produces electricity with green methanol, is an essential innovation for globally deployable, efficient, and emission-neutral e-mobility – in other words, a car with hydrogen generated electricity in the tank!
Reference- Teslarati, Futurism, Forbes, Clean Technica