Sustainable synergistic-thermal propulsion makes possible the realization of low impact vehicles, through a synergistic coupling between the following 3 elements:
Thermal eco-engine with high efficiency and high effectivity
The sustainable engine takes advantage of the existing potential for improving the efficiency (reduction in environmental impacts) and the effectiveness (reduction in resource requirements) of the thermal engine, which makes it possible to reduce its weight, cost, consumption as well as CO2 and pollutant emissions.
Robust and lightweight vehicle cell
Reducing the weight of the vehicle cell (chassis, bodywork, running gear) and extending its lifespan have a positive impact on weight, fuel consumption, CO2 and pollutant emissions and operating costs. of the vehicle as a whole.
Clean carbon neutral fuel
The replacement of fossil fuel by a synthetic fuel with clean combustion, resulting from ambient CO2 and solar radiation by a thermo- or biochemical process, makes it possible to reduce the emissions of CO2 and pollutants of the vehicle.
The combination of the above elements reduces the vehicle’s ecological footprint (environmental impacts and resource requirements during the life cycle) by 50 – 70% compared to the conventional combustion engine vehicle, while lowering its costs and making it easier accessible to the population and the economy.
The constituent elements of sustainable synergistic-thermal propulsion are based for some on known and proven techniques, for others on technologies which remain to be developed, but could be available within a few years. The synergistic coupling is, for its part, achievable without problem, whatever the state of development of the constituent elements.
The level of development of the components of synergistic-thermal propulsion will influence the level of reduction of the ecological footprint and the operating costs of vehicles equipped with this technology.