Mid- and long term targets of the module:
Mid- and long term targets of the module is the development of a new combustion process for gaseous fuels, using renewable gaseous fuels only as well as an energetic consequently optimised engine with methane/hydrogen mixture as fuel, completely de-throttled engine operation, friction reduction, lean burn or high-EGR concept, about 10 km pure electric range. In addition to these fuel and engine measures, a thermo¬electric onboard electricity generation as well as the integration of a solar roof is planned. The energetic consumption of such a vehicle is expected to be 35-50% lower than todays best-available gasoline mid size vehicles. Assuming a 50% use of the todays free Swiss biomass potential for the mobility with a 10% clean hydrogen blending, more than 1.2 Mio mid size passenger cars could be operated on a completely renewable Swiss fuel basis.