Is sustainable fuel the real short term alternative for car fans in the run up to 2030?
With the future of cars being heralded as an all electric one, the outlook is potentially bleak for car fans that want to continue to drive their beloved ICE cars, enjoy the noise and thrill of a big V8, or pass their love of classic cars down to the next generation.
And, what about those who can’t make the switch even if they want to? With an estimated 85% of electric car owners charging their cars at home, but approximately 40% of UK households not having access to off street parking, the practicalities of EV ownership are still a barrier to many.
Lets make it clear, we are not anti-EV. We’ve been running an electric vehicle on our fleet since the very start of the show and some of the new cars that excite us the most at this year’s show are electric. But what we are, is open to alternatives that help reduce drivers carbon footprints, for those that are not yet ready, or able to make the switch.
Over the course of the last 6 months, we have partnered with eBay to run our V8 mustang on Coryton’s Sustain fuel. Coryton produce responsibly blended bioethanol and biogasoline that enable us to run our V8 AND to produce less greenhouse gas while using the infrastructure already in place.
We set out to find out is the future really should be a sustainably fuelled on – after all, it’s ready now and everyone can have access to it. Find out the results of this project on the eBay Live Stage at the British Motor Show. You can catch up on the progress of the project here.