No more petrol heads by 2070 says Shell

No more petrol heads by 2070 says Shell

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Energy giant Royal Dutch Shell has just released a 47 page report called New Lens Scenarios and has made the claim that cars could be petrol-free by 2070.

In the report Shell says towards the end of the century an extensive hydrogen infrastructure rollout could displace oil demand for long haul and heavy loads, while affordable plug in hybrid hydrogen passenger vehicles would offer the ultimate in flexibility and efficiency.

Despite that prediction, Shell acknowledged that oil consumption is yet to reach an all time high.

“Entirely removing oil from road transport worldwide is a truly colossal undertaking. With reduced growth of travel demand, increased vehicle efficiency, and natural gas, electricity and hydrogen increasingly in use, liquid fuels for passenger road transport decline after a global peak in 2035,” says Shell.

BMW, Ford, Toyota and Hyundai are all currently experimenting with hydrogen electric technology in passenger vehicles for future production.

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Energy giant Royal Dutch Shell has just released a 47 page report called New Lens Scenarios and has made the claim that cars could be petrol-free by 2070.

In the report Shell says towards the end of the century an extensive hydrogen infrastructure rollout could displace oil demand for long haul and heavy loads, while affordable plug in hybrid hydrogen passenger vehicles would offer the ultimate in flexibility and efficiency.

Despite that prediction, Shell acknowledged that oil consumption is yet to reach an all time high.

“Entirely removing oil from road transport worldwide is a truly colossal undertaking. With reduced growth of travel demand, increased vehicle efficiency, and natural gas, electricity and hydrogen increasingly in use, liquid fuels for passenger road transport decline after a global peak in 2035,” says Shell.

BMW, Ford, Toyota and Hyundai are all currently experimenting with hydrogen electric technology in passenger vehicles for future production.

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