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Fueling the Future or Stuck in the Past? A Physics-Driven and Economic Expedition into Electric, Hydrogen, HVO, and Petrol Propulsions
  • Oliver Bodemer
Oliver Bodemer
Oliver Bodemer

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Abstract

Ah, the game is afoot once more! Following the trail blazed by the enlightening tome â\euro™Comparative Analysis of Electric Cars and Diesel Cars Using Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO)â\euro™ [6], we find ourselves embarking upon a most intriguing investigation. Our quarry? No less than four of the most cunning and elusive beasts in the automotive kingdom: electric, hydrogen, hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO), and the venerable petrol.
With the meticulous eye of a detective and the precision of a scientist, we delve into the very sinews and bones of these mechanical creatures. We shall dissect their physical efficiencies with the keen blade of physics, leaving no gear unturned, no circuit unexamined. From energy conversion to fuel consumption, we shall lay bare their secrets.
But, my dear Watson, the plot thickens! For we shall not stop at mere physical scrutiny. No, we shall don our economistâ\euro™s hat and weigh their worth in gold, assessing cost-effectiveness, market trends, and the long-term financial implications that would make even the Bank of England take notice.
And let us not forget the environment, that great and silent witness to all our deeds. We shall examine emissions, sustainability, and ecological footprints with the thoroughness of a bloodhound on the scent.
Our aim? To present an objective comparison, as clear and as illuminating as the gaslights of Baker Street, highlighting strengths, limitations, and the tantalizing possibilities that lie ahead. The findings, I have no doubt, will be of great interest to stakeholders, policymakers, and all those engaged in the grand debate on sustainable transportation. The game, as they say, is truly afoot!