Reducing the CO2-emissions, the environmental impacts and the resource requirements of vehicles, and the possibility of equitable access to mobility for all regions of the globe are essential conditions for sustainable mobility. To contribute to the latter, the motor vehicle must reduce its carbon footprint and its overall ecological footprint by at least 50% compared to those of thermal propulsion 2010. It must also maintain its operating costs at a level sufficiently low.
The graph below shows – for the 3 main impact areas of CO2 emissions, environmental loads and resource requirements – the reductions allowed by the different propulsion technologies:
The impact reductions afforded by sustainable synergistic propulsion are significantly higher than those afforded by any other technology. These reductions vary greatly depending on the area concerned (from 2 times on average for CO2 emissions, to 3 times for environmental loads, and 4 times for resource requirements). The reductions obtained compared to conventional thermal propulsions are twice as high (average 4.2) than compared to electric propulsions consuming mainly renewable current (average 2.1). Replacing solar fuel with a fossil fuel reduces the reductions obtained by around 20-25%.
The low cost of the engine and its reduced consumption, the absence of a battery, as well as the long life of the vehicle mean that its operating costs per km traveled are also significantly lower than those of vehicles with conventional combustion or electric.
Its favorable carbon balance, its reduced ecological footprint and its affordable level of costs mean that the low-impact vehicle – based on sustainable synergic propulsion and a highly efficient and effective thermal eco-engine – can effectively contribute to responsible mobility that respects the planet.