Flying To Chile To Try Porsche’s Synthetic Fuel!

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I head to Chile to check out the HIF artificial fuels plant, which #Porsche are financier of.
After learning more about #syntheticfuel in 2015, I have actually become actually passionate about the subject so it was great to see what Porsche are performing in this area with this #efuel.

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Flying To Chile To Try Porsche's Synthetic Fuel!

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  1. Many many years later what I always like about Sams vid is its not only about cars but adventures makes it interesting for our missus to enjoy it too!

    1. Yes but the main message of the documentary is wrong guys ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…. I love Sam’s videos, but here I think he should have deepen the topic a bit more. Synthetic fuels won’t be a solution for the masses. Too energy and water demanding, very expensive, and on top they are carbon neutral i.e no zero emission. They will be great for GT3 drivers to keep doing they’re track races and for vintage cars lovers, but don’t expect people around the world with a Fiat Panda running on synthetic fuel. Just to be clear.

    2. @Luigi I believe Sam mentions this in his video. I believe he said it’s intended to keep certain types of cars to stay on the road and act as a bridge technology while we transition to EV’s. Also, don’t under estimate our ability to commoditize processes. It was only a 100 years ago that the thought of drilling miles into the ground to extract sludge that would have to be refined on-mass to a chemical to fuel millions of vehicles would been though as too costly and science fiction. Yet here we are with a litre of petrol in some parts of the world being cheaper than a litre of water!

    3. @Luigi “Synthetic fuels won’t be a solution for the masses.”
      Do you mean that the same thing that has been said about virtually every new technology, about their development, cost, potential, implementation and/or acceptance is being said about this technology? Go figure!
      Like when people said that cars wouldn’t replace horses for the masses?
      Or there would never be computers in private homes because they were too big and too expensive?
      Nuclear power was too expensive and never be used to power homes?
      What happens, potentially, when the technology behind production becomes more efficient, reducing costs, reduced energy (even though it’s carbon neutral), and reduced water usage, as well as the inevitable increased cost associated with more traditional fuels that create a net increase to carbon levels?

      “and on top they are carbon neutral i.e no zero emission.”
      On top of all what?
      Sam said a number of times that this fuel was carbon neutral and explained what that meant.

      “Just to be clear.”
      I’m not saying that I believe that synthetic fuels will be the be all and end all to our problems, the final solution, but I’m happy for you to think that they won’t. I’m just not sure I’d be so confident, just to be clear.

  2. I think you have heard the exciting news already that synthetic fuels can now be used in EU beyond 2035 in ICE’s and such allow ICE’s to be registered and designed beyond 35

    1. @Matthew just to say that ice won’t vanish after 2035.
      The 2 things I’m the most worried about is the risk of having taxes on ppl who can’t afford evs and the cost of maintaining the ev park both battery wise and environmentally wise.

    2. @Pistonburner More BMW. From the VAG brands it’s only Porsche who want to build some ICE cars after 2035.
      I’m unsure if this will save internal combustion engines. They need new developments to make sure those engines won’t start with fossil fuels and fulfill Euro 7, too.
      Yes, there might be some ICE cars after 2035, but don’t expect them to be cheap!

  3. I love these travel style videos! The shot of the guy in the poncho with the red Panamera was brilliant. ๐Ÿ˜… Top notch cinematography. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

  4. As you said yourself you are so fortunate to have the opportunity to do these epic adventures. Another good video

  5. Synthetic fuel, way to go. If major car companies spent as much on synthetic fuel development as they do on EV’s, the world would be a better place. Well done Porsche.

    1. I thinks its not a Alternative to E Cars.The Production Cost and the Cost of Elektricity a very high! The Volume of E Fuels per Day to Produce is more than a Challenge!

    2. Synthetic fuels are like brushing your teeth and then filter out the toothpaste at the sewage plant to put it back in the recycled toothpaste tube.
      Absolutely doable, but it comes at a price. You can’t break the laws of thermodynamics.

    3. @Mark Schoene The production cost is high, but not the cost of electricity. As we move into the future, regular fuel is probably gonna be taxed more to make evs more appealing, making synthetic fuels more competitive in the process. Also this fuel can be mixed with regular fuel to lower cost

  6. This manโ€™s out here quietly making some of the best automotive content on Youtube! This is something his kid is going to brag about to their friends in school on career day!

  7. Thank you so much for bringing attention to this, Sam. With what HIF are doing with the support from Porsche and the added publicity from amazing people like you, we might actually see a future where are beloved cars don’t have to be scrapped.

  8. The content you are producing this year is off the scale, you really have taken a massive step forward, by fat the best automotive you tube channel at the moment.๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘

  9. Superbly made video. You are nailing it over and over. And huge kudos to Porsche for exploring this avenue of alternate sources of actual fuelโ€ฆ this is the way to go. It avoids many of the pitfalls and negative aspects of going all electric.

  10. Sam, your music selections are always so incredible. If you haven’t already discussed on the podcast it would be really interesting to hear more about your process (where you get the music from and how you draw inspiration for the specific pieces you choose)

  11. Beautiful production!! Thank you for sharing such an incredible experience with us across the Chilean landscape.

    Excited to hear more there is more presence of e-fuels

  12. After all these years of following all these different car YouTubers, Sam and Tim are the only ones left that I still watch. I hope you continue doing more travel stuff sam, itโ€™s where you really shine

  13. Sam as always making some of the best content in the space. The rest of the community needs to pay attention!

  14. One of the best videos we could have received right now! And by you! Such an great video of a great subject in a spectacular place, made by you ! So proud of you, so happy for it all! Well done Sam! Well done

  15. So incredible! Its refreshing to see that synthetic & renewable fuels are not just buzz words. I agree with your point on electric cars not being suitable for some people, at some point we also have to understand that manufactoring and mass producing electric vehicles will not be as environmentaly suitable as repairing and reusing existing cars. It’s food for thought for the future and hopfully it picks up in other sectors such as air transport, cargo boats and in our homes. Big props to Porsche for spearheading this and hopefully more brands make the investment soon (I imagine its a big one ยฃยฃยฃ), It will take off in a major way if we open our eyes to the fact that PEV does not have to be the end game

    1. I also loved that fact about the windmill wind operating speeds, that made me LOL a bit ๐Ÿ˜‰

  16. I’m relatively new to the channel, but this episode sets it apart from the rest. Congratulations. I do hope such high quality content continues.

  17. Fantastic piece of content. This goes well beyond what anyone else is doing on YouTube in this genre. Great work and really strong advocacy

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